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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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Storyline

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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Caught in a merry marital mix-up! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Operación Cupido  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the scene where Maureen O'Hara and Charles Ruggles are speaking in the bedroom, Ruggles didn't have any place to put the ashes of his cigarette. Director David Swift mentioned someone he knew who put the ashes in his hand, and Ruggles asked for permission to use this. He did this in so casual a way that the ashes would be on the floor seconds later. See more »

Goofs

When Susan is telling Sharon her plan to switch places, Sharon is holding the ice cream spoon in her hand. In the next shot the spoon disappears. See more »

Quotes

Charles McKendrick: Louise, for once I'm putting my foot down. Now let them alone!
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Connections

Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Written by Euphemia Allen
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Spectacular!!!
18 June 2002 | by (Paisley, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best sixties one out there. It is much better than the 1998 version. Haley Mills plays both characters to perfection (as always), and it has a great plot with unexpected twists and turns. You really should see this!!!

~Jen


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