July 6, 1997 |
When it was released in 1970, Mel Brooks' "The Twelve Chairs" was cherished by its stars, appreciated by critics . . . and largely unnoticed by the public. Lacking the cult popularity of "The Producers" and the satirical feel of Brooks' later comedies, it was quickly relegated to back-bin obscurity upon its initial video release. But some movie buffs consider it a hidden jewel.