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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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(based on the book: "Das doppelte Lottchen"), (written for the screen by)
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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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It's a LOOK-ALIKE, RING-A-DING, LAFF-AFFAIR! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Operación Cupido  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first full-length film for Disney in which Richard and Robert Sherman wrote the music. See more »

Goofs

In the isolation cabin, when the window blows open and the girls try to close it, the stand-in's face is revealed. See more »

Quotes

Susan Evers: Do you want to know Father? And I'm just dying to know Mother. It might be so scary that we just might be able to pull it off.
Sharon McKendrick: Pull what off?
Susan Evers: Switch places!
Sharon McKendrick: Switch?
Susan Evers: We can do it. We're twins, aren't we? Oh, I'm just dying to know Mother! Look, now I'M getting goosebumps!
Sharon McKendrick: Me, too. You know something? There's more to it than just switching places. I believe fate brought us together.
Susan Evers: How so?
Sharon McKendrick: If we switched, sooner or later, they'd have to unswitch us.
Susan Evers: Mother would have to bring me to California to...
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Parent Rap (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
(1831) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by Sharon when Mitch raises the idea of marrying Vicki
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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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