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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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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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Operación Cupido  »

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The title song was performed by Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello. They were on the lot shooting Babes in Toyland (1961). See more »

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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 »

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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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The Parent Trap
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Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Sung by Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello
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Wonderful Family Film with winning performances
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Hayley Mills does a spectacular job playing twins Sharon and Susan who are split up at birth and then reunited at summer camp. Of course they plan to reunite their divorced parents before a new woman can get her hands on their father! It's not hard to see why this film has remained popular, Mills, O'Hara, and Keith all are wonderful, and even if the story isn't the most believable it is perfectly suited for younger viewers. Forget the 1998 remake, stick with the original.


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