R | | Adventure, Comedy
Young philanderer inherits 13 ratty antique chairs and decides to sell them off to get some money. Later he learns that one of them contains jewels worth a lot of money, so he begins an ... See full summary »
Terry-Thomas remembered Sharon in his 1990 autobiography "Terry Thomas Tells Tales": "On the first day of filming 12 Plus 1 on location in London's Jermyn Street, Sharon Tate came up and introduced herself. She said, quietly, 'I must tell you something before we start working together. I can't act, but I somehow get by without anyone realizing, so don't worry.' Actually, Sharon turned out to share a distinction with Lena Horne - they were the only two performers I ever knew who were entirely 'natural' before the camera. Everybody else, method actors (and T-T too!) automatically took on a different stance and manner, as soon as the cameras started rolling. So there were no difficulties with Sharon. We were like a double act. She was nice, intelligent and pretty. I wish I had been able to see the finished film. I've never been able to catch it."
Both versions of the film ("12 + 1" and "The 13 Chairs") have completely different opening and ending title sequences, in terms of fonts and placements. For example, in the opening on the former, the "12 + 1" logo appears one by one in the shot of Mario crossing the street, while in the other version, the logo appears 16 seconds into the film. The ending on the "12 + 1" version has the words "THE END" placed right before the end credits, and right after the freeze-frame, as opposed to the other version, that has "THE END" appear right after the end credits. In addition, both beginning and ending titles for the "12 + 1" version have names and companies that were not credited on the other version, and vice-versa. Both versions even feature different shots of the hair salon in the opening.