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The Parent Trap (1961)

 -  Comedy | Family | 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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Blondes and Redheads don't mix... Dear ol' Dad found out the hard way! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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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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Vicky Robinson: You're a big girl now, Susan. You're old enough to understand that wonderful, delicate mystery that happens sometimes between a man and a woman.
Sharon McKendrick: I know what wonderful, delicate mystery Daddy sees in you. And I can't say I blame him there, either. You're very nicely put together.
Vicky Robinson: Your father underestimates you, I think.
Sharon McKendrick: I'm sure you won't, will you, Vicky?
Vicky Robinson: Susan, dear, you've had him to yourself all this time, and I can understand that suddenly to have another woman around, well, it's a ...
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Wedding March
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from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Briefly in the score when Vicky storms out of the camping trip
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One of my all time favorites!
25 June 1999 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This movie always brings me back to my childhood days, it is perfect for whenever I feel nostaglic! This version is WAY better than the 1998 remake, for the remake is too silly and cheesy (at least for me!) I always enjoy this movie, and feel good at the end because I have traveled back in time to my younger days. I hope my children will feel the same in the near future. **** out of ****


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