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The Parent Trap (1961)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  21 June 1961 (USA)
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Teenage twin girls swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

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Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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What these two look-a-likes do to a marriage is sheer DELIRIUM... What they do to the screen is sheer DELIGHT! See more »

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The "isolation" cabin that Sharon and Susan stay in at camp is named "Serendipity." See more »

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Immediately after the rainstorm, Sharon and Susan step outside. Everything is dry, as if it never rained. See more »

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Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick: Oh yes! Don't say anything about that dear, sweet, precious Vicky! That plus-faced child bride and her electric hips!
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Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50.
(1798) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on the hi-fi stereo when Mitch comes downstairs to have stew dinner with Maggie in the kitchen
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Wonderful Family Film with winning performances
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Hayley Mills does a spectacular job playing twins Sharon and Susan who are split up at birth and then reunited at summer camp. Of course they plan to reunite their divorced parents before a new woman can get her hands on their father! It's not hard to see why this film has remained popular, Mills, O'Hara, and Keith all are wonderful, and even if the story isn't the most believable it is perfectly suited for younger viewers. Forget the 1998 remake, stick with the original.


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