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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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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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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

On original release, two Donald Duck cartoons shared the bill with this movie: Donald and the Wheel (1961) and The Litterbug (1961). 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

Mitch Evers: [entering the dining room to see an empty table] Hey, uh, what happened to dinner?
Verbena 'Ever's Housekeeper': Oh, dinner's being served on the patio tonight.
Mitch Evers: Oh, whose idea is that?
Verbena 'Ever's Housekeeper': It's none of my nevermind. I don't say a word.
Mitch Evers: [turning to leave; deadpan] I know, you never say a word to anyone.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50.
(1798) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on the hi-fi stereo when Mitch comes downstairs to have stew dinner with Maggie in the kitchen
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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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