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The Parent Trap (1961)

 -  Comedy | 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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Maggie McKendrick
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Mitch Evers
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Charles McKendrick (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Rev. Dr. Mosby
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Miss Inch (as Ruth Mc Devitt)
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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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In the shot where Brian Keith trips on the chair, he fell so hard, he cracked a rib, and kept right on with the scene. He was a true professional. See more »

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When Susan is about to hatch the plan in the tent, she is eating a Popsicle. As she moves around the room, the Popsicle disappears. See more »

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Sharon McKendrick: [after telling her he's going to marry Vicky] Don't you see, Dad, it's all relative. Compared to her, you're an old man.
Mitch Evers: I am not an old man!
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Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
First Movement played a bit on piano by Hayley Mills
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EXCELLENT family movie. Fun and light-hearted.
28 September 1998 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

The Parent Trap is one of those ageless family movies. It is light-hearted and filled with down-to-earth humor. Without a doubt you will see this listed as one of those Disney classics.

This is a must see for the whole family but especially for those children with the vivid imagination.

Steve Kaden


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