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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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Dedicated To The Proposition That Teenagers and Parents Are Created Equally Hilarious! See more »

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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 »

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While singing "Let's Get Together," twice Sharon's hand momentarily disappears crossing over into Susan's frame. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Private Practice: The Parent Trap (2009) See more »

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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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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 This movie is very 60's, but that does not make it out of date, the tricks and gags are timeless.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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