The Twelve Chairs

  • 1970
  • Movie
  • GP
  • Comedy

One of Mel Brooks's best films, THE TWELVE CHAIRS was made before he discovered that nothing succeeds like excess. Based on a Russian novel from the 1920s that was translated into English by Doris Mudie and Elizabeth Hill and retitled Diamonds to Sit On, this fast-paced period piece is well-made, funny, and a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Shot...read more

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(Movie Clip) Before The Revolution
Opening by writer, director and co-star Mel Brooks, Branka Veselinovic as a post-revolutionary Russian aristocrat on her death bed, sending for her fo (more…)
(Movie Clip) He Hardly Ever Beat Us
Russia, 1927, Bender (Frank Langella), just introduced as a kindly con-man, meets the writer and director Mel Brooks, playing the wistful ex-servant T (more…)
(Movie Clip) Cousin Peter From Kiev
Dimwit servant Tikon (writer and director Mel Brooks), con artist Bender (Frank Langella) and greedy heir Vorobyaninov (Ron Moody) considering how to (more…)

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  • Review: One of Mel Brooks's best films, THE TWELVE CHAIRS was made before he discovered that nothing succeeds like excess. Based on a Russian novel from the 1920s that was translated into English by Doris Mudie and Elizabeth Hill and retitled Diamonds to Sit On, t… (more)

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