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.
John Vogel <email@example.com>
A wild and hilarious chase for a fortune in jewels.
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Did You Know?
originally offered the role of Ippolit to Gene Wilder
. But Wilder wanted to play the role of Ostap instead. Brooks refused to cast Wilder because Ostap is described in the novel as "devilishly handsome". Wilder said that he was not offended by this, but still decided not to do the film. See more
In a scene with first faked epileptic attack, building behind Dostoevsky monument has modern rolling shutters. See more
[Ostap Bender is kissing a young woman
Do you love me?
Let's just say that I am very much in lust with you.
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 Las doce sillas
(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