Young philanderer inherits 13 ratty antique chairs and decides to sell them off to get some money. Later he learns that one of them contains documents worth a lot of money, so he begins an adventurous trip to regain possession of the chair. On the way he meets many strange people, some who want to help and some who want to swindle him.
Take a seat. Steal a fortune.
See more »
Did You Know?
Loosely based on a famous Russian novel, which was also filmed only a year later as "The Twelve Chairs", directed by Mel Brooks. See more
Both versions of the film ("12 + 1" and "The 13 Chairs") have completely different opening and ending title sequences, in terms of fonts and placements. For example, in the opening on the former, the "12 + 1" logo appears one by one in the shot of Mario crossing the street, while in the other version, the logo appears 16 seconds into the film. The ending on the "12 + 1" version has the words "THE END" placed right before the end credits, and right after the freeze-frame, as opposed to the other version, that has "THE END" appear right after the end credits. In addition, both beginning and ending titles for the "12 + 1" version have names and companies that were not credited on the other version, and vice-versa. Both versions even feature different shots of the hair salon in the opening. See more
Referenced in Charles Manson Superstar