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 melody of the theme song "Hope for the best, expect the worst" is based on the 4th Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms
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Several signs in the movie are written in plain English, something one would never see in Soviet Russia (though this could be deliberate for the convenience of the viewer). See more
[lifting up his eye-patch to watch a pretty and well-stacked girl walk by
Now *there's* a healthy girl!
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 Treze Cadeiras
(the soviet national anthem)
Written by Eugène Pottier
& Pierre De Geyter
played at the bureau of housing and at the opening of the railroad worker house by an orchester See more