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.
Anne Bancroft encouraged Mel Brooks to write the music as well as the lyrics for "Hope for the best, expect the worst" and subsequently at least one song for all of his movies. She was 'like an angel on his shoulder' when it came to songwriting.
I want to grovel at your feet! I must grovel at your feet!
Madam Bruns: No groveling! There will be no groveling in this house! This is a Soviet household! We don't allow groveling!
Several signs in the movie are written in plain English, something one would never see in Soviet Russia (though this could be deliberate for the convenience of the viewer).
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.