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Director:
Writers:
Ilya Ilf (novel) and
Yevgeni Petrov (novel) ...
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Release Date:
28 October 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A wild and hilarious chase for a fortune in jewels. See more »
Plot:
In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Hilarious odyssey across Russia on search of the family jewels See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Ron Moody ... Vorobyaninov

Frank Langella ... Ostap Bender

Dom DeLuise ... Father Fyodor
Andréas Voutsinas ... Nikolai Sestrin (as Andreas Voutsinas)
Diana Coupland ... Madam Bruns
David Lander ... Engineer Bruns
Vlada Petric ... Sevitsky
Elaine Garreau ... Claudia Ivanovna
Robert Bernal ... Curator
Will Stampe ... Night Watchman
Bridget Brice ... Young Woman
Nicholas Smith ... Actor in Play
Rada Djuricin ... Actress in Play
Branka Veselinovic ... Natasha
Mladen 'Mladja' Veselinovic ... Peasant (as Mladja Veselinovic)

Mel Brooks ... Tikon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Petar Banicevic ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Dejan Cavic ... Orator (uncredited)
Ljubomir Cipranic ... Extra (uncredited)
Radmilo Curcic ... Fat Man (uncredited)
Rasa Djukin ... Extra (uncredited)
Bogdan Jakus ... Extra (uncredited)
Vojislav Micovic ... Confused Man (uncredited)
Radomir Popovic ... (uncredited)
Milivoje Popovic-Mavid ... Makko (uncredited)
Aleksandar Stojkovic ... Capt. Scriabin (uncredited)
Paul Wheeler ... Kolya (uncredited)

Directed by
Mel Brooks 
 
Writing credits
Ilya Ilf (novel "Dvenadtsat stulyev") (as Ilf) and
Yevgeni Petrov (novel "Dvenadtsat stulyev") (as Petrov)

Elizabeth Hill (novel translation "Diamonds to Sit On") and
Doris Mudie (novel translation "Diamonds to Sit On")

Mel Brooks (screenplay)

Produced by
Sidney Glazier .... executive producer
Michael Hertzberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Morris 
 
Cinematography by
Djordje Nikolic  (as Dorde Nikolic)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
 
Art Direction by
Mile Nickolic  (as Mile Nikolic)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers  (as Ruth Meyers)
 
Makeup Department
George Partleton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William A. Berns .... executive in charge of production (as William Berns)
Fred T. Gallo .... production supervisor (as Fred Gallo)
Velimir Jakovljevic .... unit manager (as Velja Jakovljevic)
Ante Milic .... production manager
Momcilo Pesic .... unit manager (as Moma Pesic)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Anderson .... second assistant director
Bahrudin 'Bato' Cengic .... assistant director (as Bato Cengic)
Mihajlo Cirin .... second assistant director
Radoje Vilotijevic .... second assistant director (as Radivoge Vilotijevic)
 
Art Department
Milan Cekic .... property master
 
Sound Department
Thomas Halpin .... sound editor
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Ken Reynolds .... boom operator
Peter Sutton .... production sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Vorisek)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Pajdacki .... key grip (as Ivan Pajdak)
Dragan Prvanovic .... gaffer
Eric Van Haren Noman .... camera operator: second unit (as Eric Van Haaren Noman)
 
Editorial Department
Richard S. Goldberg .... assistant editor
Walter Rappeport .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Morris .... conductor
John Morris .... orchestrator
Jonathan Tunick .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Arthur Eckstein .... title designer
Ann Edwards .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Finland:K-3 (cinema release) (1983) | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:G | USA:GP (original rating)
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Trivia:
Both Ron Moody and Dom DeLuise have played Fagin in a production of "Oliver Twist." Ron Moody played Fagin in Oliver! (1968) and Dom DeLusie voiced Fagin in Oliver & Company (1988).See more »
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Factual errors: The title of the movie is displayed in Russian (Cyrillic) before it transitions to English. If you look closely however, the Russian spelling for the movie's title is incorrect. The title is misspelled as the Cyrillic equivalent of "Dvenadtsat Stchlev" instead of the proper spelling, "Dvenadtsat Stulev".See more »
Quotes:
Nikolai Sestrin:I hate people I don't like.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Hope for the Best, Expect the WorstSee more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious odyssey across Russia on search of the family jewels, 29 December 2003
Author: Stephen Richie from Bremen, Georgia

As Mel Brooks films go, I rate it second only to Young Frankenstein. The action takes place in Russia 10 years after the Revolution. Ron Moody is marvelous as a low IQ and totally inept former nobleman, now hiding out as a clerk in a government office, who learns that the family jewels had been sewn into one of the 12 dining room chairs. He returns to his former residence, now an old folks home, and learns from former servant, now janitor, Mel Brooks that the chairs are gone, confiscated by the government. Con man Frank Langella threatens to turn Moody in if he does not allow him in on the quest. Of course, the chairs have been widely distributed. A major fly in the ointment is Dom Deluise, the village priest, who has also learned the secret. He relinquishes all for greed ("O, Thou who knowest all---you know.") and competes in the search. Not a perfect movie, but loaded with laughs. May be Dom's funniest role. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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