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Twelve Plus One (1969)

12 + 1 (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani (uncredited)

Writers:

Marc Behm (screenplay), Denis Norden (screenplay) (as Dennis Norden) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Tate ... Pat
Vittorio Gassman ... Mario Beretti
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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Storyline

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. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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Sharon Tate, in her last movie, finally released to the public!! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 13 Chairs See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Terry-Thomas explains the plot of a book he is reading to Sharon Tate called "My Name Is Lust". The copy of the book he gives her has the title pasted over the cover of an existing paperback novel, the 1969 Corgi Books printing of "The Thing Of It Is" by William Goldman. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Version of Mein Opa und die 13 Stühle (1997) See more »

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Uneven But Frantic
1 July 2002 | by Charly-25See all my reviews

I found this film delightful. It is frantic and fun but somewhat uneven in it's pacing. Vittorio Gassman is quite good as the poor schmuck who unknowingly gives away a fortunate hidden in one of thirteen chairs, and Sharon Tate is delicious in her role as the antique dealer. Had she lived, she may well have made it as a light comedian. It was quite surprising to see Orson Welles in this light comedy. His performance is more understated than the other two stars, but still quite good.


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