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12 + 1 (1969)

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 jewels worth a lot of money, so he begins an ... See full summary »

Writers:

Marc Behm (screenplay), Denis Norden (screenplay) (as Dennis Norden) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio Gassman ... Mario Beretti
Sharon Tate ... Pat
Orson Welles ... Maurice Markau
Vittorio De Sica ... Carlo De Seta - The Commendatore
Terry-Thomas ... Albert
Mylène Demongeot ... Judy
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Jackie
John Steiner ... Stanley Duncan
Grégoire Aslan ... Psychiatrist (as Gregoire Aslan)
William Rushton William Rushton ... Lionel Bennet
Lionel Jeffries ... Randomhouse
Ottavia Piccolo ... Stefanella De Seta
Catana Cayetano Catana Cayetano ... Véronique
Claude Berthy Claude Berthy ... François
Marzio Margine Marzio Margine ... Pasqualino
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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 jewels 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. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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Orson Welles, Sharon Tate, and Terry-Thomas won't take this sitting down. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Trivia

When Sharon Tate arrived in Rome for filming near the end of March 1969, she was about three months pregnant and beginning to show. Because the script called for several semi-nude scenes, the director arranged to film those scenes first. As filming (and her pregnancy) progressed, the director obscured Tate's stomach with large purses and scarves. This is most apparent in the scene following her ride in the furniture mover's van. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some versions of the film have the final scene reedited to remove the final image. The final image showed Mario looking exactly like Charles Manson. See more »

Connections

Version of Keep Your Seats, Please! (1936) See more »

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"Who says money can't buy happiness?" ... "Those who have neither."
1 October 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Barber in New York City inherits his great aunt's estate in Europe, but arrives only to find a run-down residence and thirteen matching chairs. Upon selling the chairs to a local antique store, he finds a note telling him that one of the chairs holds $100K under the yellow upholstery. Would-be screwball farce is missing most of its screws, however the cast is intriguing. This served as the final film of actress Sharon Tate before her murder in August 1969; if the movie is no longer very funny, at least we get a good look at this beauty near the end of her life. Tossing off quips and jumping into pools and beds, Tate is very frisky and cute, but hasn't much of a character to play. The narrative is so gloppy, we can't even be sure how other mercenary players find out about the hidden treasure, and lead Vittorio Gassman doesn't have the loose body language needed for an arms-flailing farce. Portions of the film are well-directed, though with so much cutting, over-dubbing, and globe-trotting, it isn't any wonder the picture leaves viewers exhausted and unsatisfied. ** from ****


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Release Date:

1 May 1970 (USA) See more »

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