7.1/10
14,180
78 user 30 critic

The Parent Trap (1961)

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

Director:

Writers:

(book), (written for the screen by)
Reviews
Popularity
2,425 ( 1,424)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Parent Trap II (TV Movie 1986)
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim
Pollyanna (1960)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents later they discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson
Parent Trap III (TV Movie 1989)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Jeff plans to marry again, his triplet daughters Megan, Lisa and Jessie try to bring him together with Susan.

Director: Mollie Miller
Stars: Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Ray Baker
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine
Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up. Amidst confusing goings-on among the triplet ... See full summary »

Director: Mollie Miller
Stars: Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Joy Creel
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders
Summer Magic (1963)
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives
Freaky Friday (1976)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn
Family | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Charles McKendrick (as Charlie Ruggles)
...
...
...
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
...
Miss Inch (as Ruth Mc Devitt)
Crahan Denton ...
...
Edna Robinson
...
Miss Grunecker
Frank De Vol ...
Mr. Eaglewood
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's a LOOK-ALIKE, RING-A-DING, LAFF-AFFAIR! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Operación Cupido  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As the twins walk to the "isolation cabin", the rest of the camp's girls march behind them whistling the "Colonel Bogey March". The song was also whistled by marching soldiers in the 1957 film "The Bridge on the River Kwai". See more »

Goofs

In the isolation cabin, when the window blows open and the girls try to close it, the stand-in's face is revealed. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Evers: Hey, Maggie, you look pretty good. What did you do to yourself?
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick: *Do* to myself?
See more »

Connections

Version of Das doppelte Lottchen (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get Together
(1961)
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Hayley Mills in both roles (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of my all time favorites!!!
19 September 2004 | by (Denver, Colo.) – See all my reviews

I love the movie, always have. But then, why wouldn't I? Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara, and Hayley Mills? Excellent cast. My parents took me to see this movie when I was a kid -- [I was born in 1955] so I wasn't too old and I totally loved it. I own the VHS and will probably have to buy the DVD, if I can find it.

Joanna Barnes is the woman you love to hate -- god wasn't she just wicked and terrible in this movie? You just hate her!!! Calling Hayley

  • pet, in that exaggerated way. UGH!




Brian Keith, god I just loved this man! Loved him in Family Affair too! Always such a good actor. [Some other favorites; Those Calloways, The Pleasure Seekers, Nevada Smith, and especially, With Six you get Eggroll.] Maureen O'Hara, what a wonderful actress. I loved her in this movie, but then love her in any and everything she's done really [some other favorites are; McLintock! and Spencer's Mountain].

Cute, cute movie.


20 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When you really think about it... lieben79
Among the Unidentified... jet_blanchard
Mitch's Ranch House KleeFan
camp uniforms - minor query rtaggart-1
The Slap IloveMuggy
That Maggie had some nerve. Zorro-3
Discuss The Parent Trap (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?