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The Parent Trap (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Romance | 21 June 1961 (USA)
Teenage twin sisters 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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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Operación Cupido  »

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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

When the girls are camping by the lake and are offered more trout for dinner, in one scene one of the girls is almost lying on her side, the scene cuts to another angle and she's sitting in the "W" position, then the scene cuts back to the previous angle, she's lying on her side again. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Evers: [after Vicky slaps one of the twins] Hey, wait a minute, there's no call for that. They didn't do anything to you!
Vicky Robinson: You'll never know what they did to me, you big GOON! Now get me outta this stinkin' fresh air!
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Referenced in Being Human: I've Got You Under Your Skin (2012) See more »

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For Now for Always
(1961)
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Maureen O'Hara (uncredited)
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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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