The Twelve Chairs ()

directed by Mel Brooks
featuring Ron Moody, Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise, Mel Brooks, Andréas Voutsinas, Vlada Petric

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One of several film versions of the 1928 Russian novel The Twelve Chairs (one of the better-known adaptations was the 1945 Fred Allen vehicle It's in the Bag), Mel Brooks' movie is set in the years following the Bolshevik revolution. Onetime aristocrat Vorobyaninov (Ron Moody), now reduced to a humdrum clerical job, discovers that his family's fortune still exists. To keep their riches from falling into the hands of the revolutionaries, Vorobyaninov's family hid the loot in one of twelve chairs. Taking a crafty beggar ...

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Mar 5, 2009

Out with the old and in with the new

This movie is has some insight into what is going on with the government / economy today.

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