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Twelve Chairs, The (1983)
Rating:
Starring: Dom DeLuise, Frank Langella, Ron Moody, Brooks, Mel
Director: Mel Brooks
Category: Comedy, Classics, Classics
Studio: Image Ent.
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
94 mins

 
 

 

Although the plot of The Twelve Chairs is wild enough to have been created by Mel Brooks, it's actually based on a Russian story written by two Soviet journalists, Ilya Ilf and Yevgenni Petrov, in the 1920s.

Set in Russia in 1927, this much loved, hilarious Mel Brooks comedy classic is the tale of a former aristocrat (Ron Moody) who is now a clerk under the new Soviet regime.When he learns that his dying mother in law sewed a fortune in family jewels into one of twelve dining room chairs, he sets off across Russia to find it - with an opportunist (Frank Langella), a priest (Dom DeLuise) and his former servant (Mel Brooks) all in equal pursuit.