The Twelve Chairs (1970)

The Twelve Chairs (1970)

Released: 1970
Genre: Comedy, Genre
Director: Mel Brooks
Starring: Frank Langella, Ron Moody, Mel Brooks, ,
Run time: 94 min
IMDb: 6.5/10
Country: USA
Views: 114944


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.
Written by
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User Reviews: Knowing that Mel Brooks usually makes the silliest movies possible, it’s a surprise that he directed the lightweight comedy "The Twelve Chairs". It portrays a former Czarist (Ron Moody, happy birthday!) and a young soldier (Frank Langella) looking for some jewels hidden in chairs in the Soviet Union in the 1920s. I will say that not much really happens throughout much of the movie, but it is a famous part of Russian literature. I haven’t read the novel, but the movie is worth seeing, if only as a look at Brooks’s early career. Also starring Dom DeLuise and Brooks in a small role.


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