The Twelve Chairs (1970)

The Twelve Chairs (1970)

The Twelve Chairs (1970)
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Genre: Comedy | Director: Mel Brooks

In revolutionary Russia, an aging ex-nobleman of the czarist regime, Count I.M. Vorobyaninov has finally adjusted to life under the commissars. But when both he and the local priest, Father Fyodor, find out that a fortune in the count's family jewels is hidden in a chair's upholstery–the chair being one of a set of 12–they each separately return to Moscow to find the hidden fortune. Along the way, the count enlists the aid of a thief in the hilarious treasure hunt.


In his lifetime Mel Brooks has created many motion pictures which have established him as an artistic genius. "The Twelve Chairs" is another milestone for him. From the very beginning of this film, to its ending, there is a sense of serious, but humanistic brilliance. The era is the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and a dying woman wants to clear her conscience and reveal her greatest sin. As thousands of the nobility are fleeing for their lives, she decides to hide her family's fortune inside the lining of a set of handcrafted chairs. That secret is her dying revelation and is said unfortunately into more than one set of ears. This initiates a mad dash for the lost treasure. Seeking the cache of jewels are three intrepid, but greedy set of characters. The first is incredibly talented Ron Moody who adroitly and brilliantly plays the legitimate, greedy and opportunistic son, Ippolit Vorobyaninov. Once a Marshall of the nobility, he is now reduced to a minor banking clerk and opportunistic son-in-law. Frank Langella is superior as Ostap Bender, a handsome, street-wise, traveling Gypsy, who also wants in on the treasure hunt. Finally there is Dom DeLuise who plays Father Fyodor, an Orthodox but impoverished monk who believes, God will help him find the elusive chair first. What the trio soon discover is that the chair is one of Twelve which have been scattered across the vast twelve thousand miles of Russia. If Mel Brooks sought to create an amusing memorable movie, he succeeded. By the time one reaches the end of this film, we realize . . . . a Classic has been born.
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)