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.
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A wild and hilarious chase for a fortune in jewels.
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Did You Know?
The night watchman tells Bender and Vorobyaninov that it was "Kaminsky who found the jewels while putting up a curtain". This is a self-reference by director Mel Brooks
, who was born Melvin Kaminsky. See more
In a scene with first faked epileptic attack, building behind Dostoevsky monument has modern rolling shutters. See more
[Ostap has just addressed him as "comrade"
Comrade! Comrade! Everybody calls me comrade! Everybody in the new Soviet Union is a comrade! People you don't know, strangers, everybody says comrade! Oh, I miss Russia!
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