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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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Mr. Eaglewood
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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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Dedicated To The Proposition That Teenagers and Parents Are Created Equally Hilarious! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Operación Cupido  »

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The actor who plays "Mr. Eaglewood", the director of the boy's camp, is Frank De Vol. He was not only a gifted character actor, but he was also a composer. He did the soundtracks for many great films and TV shows. See more »

Goofs

In the isolation cabin while the twins are getting acquainted: Susan's shoes change from white sneakers to blue flats (that Sharon had been wearing). See more »

Quotes

Charles McKendrick: [Susan starts sniffing the coat he is wearing] My dear, what are you doing?
Susan Evers: Making a memory.
Charles McKendrick: Making a memory?
Susan Evers: All my life, when I'm quite grown-up I will always remember my grandfather and how he smelled of
[smells his jacket again]
Susan Evers: tobacco and peppermint.
Charles McKendrick: Smelled of tobacco and peppermint.
[starts chuckling]
Charles McKendrick: Well, I'll tell you what. I take the peppermint for my indigestion and as for the tobacco
[looks around]
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Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Briefly in the score when Vicky storms out of the camping trip
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Spectacular!!!
18 June 2002 | by (Paisley, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best sixties one out there. It is much better than the 1998 version. Haley Mills plays both characters to perfection (as always), and it has a great plot with unexpected twists and turns. You really should see this!!!

~Jen


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