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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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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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Trivia

For the scene where Maureen O'Hara and Charles Ruggles are speaking in the bedroom, Ruggles didn't have any place to put the ashes of his cigarette. Director David Swift mentioned someone he knew who put the ashes in his hand, and Ruggles asked for permission to use this. He did this in so casual a way that the ashes would be on the floor seconds later. See more »

Goofs

When Susan stands up from her bed and realizes it stopped raining, in the background Sharon (who is supposed to be played by Hayley Mills) does not look like Susan. See more »

Quotes

Charles McKendrick: Louise, for once I'm putting my foot down. Now let them alone!
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(1843) (uncredited)
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Great Family Movie
27 May 1999 | by (WV, USA) – See all my reviews

I loved the parent trap. I think that it is an excellent family movie. Too bad that we can't get back to good family movies such as this one. The only thing is that I couldn't figure out who I liked best Susan or Sharon.


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