The Twelve Chairs
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1970
Director: Mel Brooks
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: 2A21-5BEF-03E4-98B8
Running time: 1:34 (94 Min.)
Casetype: Custom
Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 15, 2009
Collection type: Owned (#3193)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 17, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
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 Yevgeni 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 Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime. When he learns that his dying mother-in-law sewed a fortune of family jewels into one of the 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.
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • UMC Pictures
 • Crossbow Productions
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Portuguese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
Chinese
English
Portuguese
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Bonus Trailers
Crew
Direction
Mel Brooks....Director
Writing
Ilf....Original Material By
Petrov....Original Material By
Mel Brooks....Screenwriter
Production
Sidney Glazier....Executive Producer
Michael Hertzberg....Producer
Cinematography
Dorde Nikolic....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Alan Heim....Film Editor
Music
John Morris....Composer
Mel Brooks....Song Writer
Sound
Peter Sutton....Production Sound Mixer
Richard Vorisek....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Thomas Halpin....Sound Editor
Sanford Rackow....Sound Editor
Art
Mile Nikolic....Production Designer
Milan Todorovic....Art Director
Cast
Ron Moody....Vorobyaninov
Frank Langella....Ostap Bender
Dom DeLuise....Father Fyodor
Andreas Voutsinas....Nikolai Sestrin
Vlada Petric....Sevitsky
David Lander....Engineer Bruns
Diana Coupland....Madame Bruns
Elaine Garreau....Claudia Ivanova
Will Stampe....Night Watchman
Mel Brooks....Tikon
Robert Bernal....Curator
Bridget Brice....Young Woman
Nicholas Smith....Actor in play
Rada Djuricin
Branka Veselinovic....Natasha
Mladja Veselinovic