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?
This was the first of many collaborations between Mel Brooks
and Dom DeLuise
. They both worked on many of Brooks' films during the 1970s and 80s. See more
During the chase through the train yard, a modern era bus can be seen passing in the background. See more
[to Madam Bruns
My dear lady... don't you understand?
[he goes totally manic
I need those chairs!
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 La sedia della felicità
Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst
Music by Johannes Brahms
("Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F# minor") and lyrics by Mel Brooks See more