7.1/10
15,601
84 user 33 critic

The Parent Trap (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Romance | 21 June 1961 (USA)
Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (written for the screen by)
Reviews
Popularity
2,125 ( 921)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Parent Trap II (TV Movie 1986)
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Carrie Kei Heim
Pollyanna (1960)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson
Parent Trap III (TV Movie 1989)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Jeff plans to marry again, his triplet daughters Megan, Lisa and Jessie try to bring him together with Susan.

Director: Mollie Miller
Stars: Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Ray Baker
Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up. Amidst confusing goings-on among the triplet ... See full summary »

Director: Mollie Miller
Stars: Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Joy Creel
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Charles McKendrick (as Charlie Ruggles)
...
...
Rev. Dr. Mosby
...
...
...
Miss Inch (as Ruth Mc Devitt)
...
...
...
Frank De Vol ...
Mr. Eaglewood
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Operación Cupido  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

When Sharon and Susan are singing "Let's get together" you can see that Sharon is not pressing down on the piano keys. See more »

Quotes

Mitch Evers: Hey, Maggie, you look pretty good. What did you do to yourself?
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick: *Do* to myself?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making Mr. Right (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Parent Trap
by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Sung by Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page