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The Parent Trap (1961)

 -  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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Blondes and Redheads don't mix... Dear ol' Dad found out the hard way! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Operación Cupido  »

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The "isolation" cabin that Sharon and Susan stay in at camp is named "Serendipity". See more »

Goofs

When the twins' mother (Maureen O'Hara) is singing the song the song that was played on her first date with their father, her lips do not match the words that are being sung. See more »

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Miss Inch: [reading from index cards] Welcome to Camp Inch, new arrivals. I am your supreme commander here. My name is...
[turns to the next card and continues reading]
Miss Inch: Miss Inch.
[frowns, looks back at the previous card in confusion, then re-reads the new one]
Miss Inch: Oh, yes, Miss Inch.
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Call to Mess - Bugle Call
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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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