GP | | Comedy
In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution.
Marked Frank Langella's film debut. He had been recommended for the role by Anne Bancroft (wife of director/star Mel Brooks). Bancroft had appeared with Langella in William Gibson's play, "A Cry Of Players", which closed on Broadway after a brief run (November 1968-February 1969).
You're not worth spitting on!
Father Fyodor: Oh yeah? Well, you are!
The railway workers' club (last chair location) opening ceremony takes place in apparent autumn. However, when Ostap and Ippolit break in at night, there is a lot of snow around.
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.