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The Parent Trap
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Director:
Writers:
Erich Kästner (based on the book: "Das doppelte Lottchen")
David Swift (written for the screen by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
21 June 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Caught in a merry marital mix-up! See more »
Plot:
Teenage twin girls swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
EXCELLENT family movie. Fun and light-hearted. See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hayley Mills ... Susan Evers / Sharon McKendrick

Maureen O'Hara ... Maggie McKendrick

Brian Keith ... Mitch Evers

Charles Ruggles ... Charles McKendrick (as Charlie Ruggles)
Una Merkel ... Verbena

Leo G. Carroll ... Rev. Dr. Mosby

Joanna Barnes ... Vicky Robinson
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Louise McKendrick

Ruth McDevitt ... Miss Inch (as Ruth Mc Devitt)
Crahan Denton ... Hecky
Linda Watkins ... Edna Robinson

Nancy Kulp ... Miss Grunecker
Frank De Vol ... Mr. Eaglewood
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kay Cole ... Betsy - Sharon's Camp Inch Roommate (uncredited)

John Mills ... Mitch Evers' Golf Caddy (uncredited)
Irene Tedrow ... Miss Lockness - the Housekeeper (uncredited)
Lynette Winter ... Ursala - Camp Inch Roomate (uncredited)

Directed by
David Swift 
 
Writing credits
Erich Kästner (based on the book: "Das doppelte Lottchen")

David Swift (written for the screen by)

Produced by
George Golitzen .... associate producer (as George Golitzin)
 
Original Music by
Paul J. Smith  (as Paul Smith)
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Robert Clatworthy 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Emile Kuri 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Pat McNalley .... makeup
Ruth Sandifer .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Volkman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Ub Iwerks .... special photographic effects
Bob Broughton .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Arnold .... camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Young .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gertrude Casey .... costumer
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Franklyn Marks .... orchestrator
Richard M. Sherman .... songs
Robert B. Sherman .... songs
 
Other crew
Xavier Atencio .... special titles
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Don DaGradi .... sequence consultant
Walt Disney .... presenter
T. Hee .... special titles
Bill Justice .... special titles
Susan Henning .... twin double (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
129 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:L | UK:U | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (certificate #19646) | USA:G (re-rating) (1992) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
The screenplay originally called for only a few trick photography shots of Hayley Mills in scenes with herself; the bulk of the film was to be shot using a body double. When Walt Disney saw how seamless the processed shots were, he ordered the script reconfigured to include more of the special effect.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Immediately after the rainstorm, Sharon and Susan step outside. Everything is dry, as if it never rained.See more »
Quotes:
Louise McKendrick:Charles, stop burbling.
Charles McKendrick:I haven't burbled in years!
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Soundtrack:
For Now for AlwaysSee more »

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
EXCELLENT family movie. Fun and light-hearted., 28 September 1998
Author: Steven M. Kaden from Las Vegas, NV

The Parent Trap is one of those ageless family movies. It is light-hearted and filled with down-to-earth humor. Without a doubt you will see this listed as one of those Disney classics.

This is a must see for the whole family but especially for those children with the vivid imagination.

Steve Kaden

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