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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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THE LAUGH AFFAIR EXPLODES -- when the teen twins tangle Dad's WEDDING PARTY LINE! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Operación Cupido  »

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Trivia

As they leave to go camping the pickup truck door is clearly labeled "Golden Oak Ranch." Golden Oak Ranch is a Disney filming location. See more »

Goofs

During close-up shot of both twins with food smeared over their faces, it is obvious one girl is not Hayley Mills, even under all the goop. See more »

Quotes

Hecky: What's eatin' you?
Mitch Evers: [Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Margaret is arriving from Boston] You ever have a feelin' that something bad is about to happen, like a storm brewin'?
Hecky: [quizzically looking up at the sky] No.
Mitch Evers: Never mind; let's go.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) See more »

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Chopsticks
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Written by Euphemia Allen
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One of my favourites
8 November 2000 | by (Odder, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Disney movies ever made. It is funny, warm, and it is something everybody can enjoy. To watch this in the twenty first century is a wonderful trip back in time. This movie is very 60's, but that does not make it out of date, the tricks and gags are timeless. I loved this movie when I saw it for the first time many years ago. Therefore, when the new 1998 remake came out, I had to see that too. The new one is also sweet and warm, but the original version is the best. If you see this version first and then all or some of the new afterwards (as I tried, for fun, one was on TV and I have the other on DVD), the new one reveals itself as being superficial and a bit cheasy compared to the original.


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