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 TWELVE CHAIRS novel (an ending NOT used in the film), authors Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov brought him back for more comedic adventures in the sequel THE GOLDEN CALF (1931). See more
The title of the movie is displayed in Russian (Cyrillic) before it transitions to English. If you look closely however, the Russian spelling for the movie's title is incorrect. The title is misspelled as the Cyrillic equivalent of "Dvenadtsat Stchlev" instead of the proper spelling, "Dvenadtsat Stulev". See more
[screaming at his dying mother-in-law for hiding her jewels in a chair
Fifty thousand roubles worth of jewelry stuffed in a chair? Heaven knows who may sit on that chair... *if* it's still a chair!
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
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