A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A wild and hilarious chase for a fortune in jewels.
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Did You Know?
Ostap Bender proved such a popular character that although Vorobyaninov slits his throat with a razor and apparently kills him at the end of the original TWELVE CHAIRS novel (an ending NOT used in the film), authors Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov brought him back for more comedic adventures in the sequel THE GOLDEN CALF (1931). See more
In a scene with first faked epileptic attack, building behind Dostoevsky monument has modern rolling shutters. See more
[Father Fyodor is on the top of a mountain, ripping a chair apart
It's very quiet... what do you supposed he's doing? Do you think he found the jewels?
In a moment, the jury will bring in a verdict.
Oh Lord, you're so strict!
In the opening credits the title of the movie is showed in Russian first (even with a typographic error 'Dvenadzat' stchlyev'), then it changes into the english title. The same happened at the end of the credits with the words "The end" (Konez), first cames the Russian word, than the english translation. See more
Version of 12 stulev
(the soviet national anthem)
Written by Eugène Pottier
& Pierre Degeyter
played at the bureau of housing and at the opening of the railroad worker house by an orchester See more