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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The man who made 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Young Frankenstein' brings you his funniest comedy ever...
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Did You Know?
Ostap Bender proved such a popular character that, although Vorobyaninov slits his throat with a razor and apparently kills him at the end of the original 1928 novel (a sanguinary ending obviously NOT used in this film), authors Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov brought him back for more comedic adventures in the novel's sequel, The Golden Calf (1931). See more
When Ipolit and Bender are running for the exit after breaking the last chair, the piece Ipolit is holding has a large crack in it. Yet when they run back in, the chair piece is intact. See more
[to Engineer and Mrs. Bruns in Siberia, as he attempts to steal a chair and they attempt to throw him out
A memento of my visit to your lovely home!
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
Remake of Keep Your Seats, Please!
(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