Egon and the gang are hired to stage a robbery of an antique Chinese vase for an economically challenged baron. Naturally they fooled, which infuriates Egon. The gang tries to get back at the baron by switching the vase with a cheap Hong Kong copy. One attempt is made during the barons hunting party, where Egon ends up being bricked up in the catacombs. In another attempt, the gang has to coordinate breaking through several walls at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen with the "Elverhøj" overture.
Did You Know?
Bent Fabricius Bjerre, the composer, told Erik Balling that he couldn't make the overture of Elverhøj fit the musical cues in the storyboards for the famous scene at The Royal Theatre. Balling refused to change the storyboards and told Bjerre to change the overture to match the storyboards. Bjerre was hesitant because he was sure people would notice it and complain about it. Bjerre managed to tweak the overture and never received any complaints about it. See more
The Chinese vase that is stolen by the gang is said to be more than 1,000 years old, made in the first Ming period. However, the Ming period began in 1368, which is only around 600 years before the movie. See more