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The Parent Trap -- Twins switch places to reunite their parents

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Director:
Writers:
Erich Kästner (based on the book: "Das doppelte Lottchen")
David Swift (written for the screen by)
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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 sisters 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 »
NewsDesk:
(35 articles)
Maureen O’Hara, Fiery Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 95
 (From Variety - Film News. 24 October 2015, 11:00 AM, PDT)

Actress Maureen O’Hara Dies At Age 95
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 24 October 2015, 10:28 AM, PDT)

Actress Maureen O'Hara Dies at 95
 (From E! Online. 24 October 2015, 9:41 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
EXCELLENT family movie. Fun and light-hearted. See more (76 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
Walt Disney .... producer (as A Walt Disney Production)
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 
 
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 .... make-up
Ruth Sandifer .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Volkman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Petro Vlahos .... special effects engineer (uncredited)
 
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 .... orchestration
 
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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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:K-8 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19646) | USA:G (re-rating) (MPAA rating: certificate #32016) (1992) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
For the scene where Maureen O'Hara and Charles Ruggles are speaking in the bedroom, Ruggles didn't have any place to put the ashes of his cigarette. Director David Swift mentioned someone he knew who put the ashes in his hand, and Ruggles asked for permission to use this. He did this in so casual a way that the ashes would be on the floor seconds later.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: While singing "Let's Get Together," twice Sharon's hand momentarily disappears crossing over into Susan's frame.See more »
Quotes:
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick:Don't you take that tone with me Mitch. I lambed you once!
[she tries to make a childish fist but it gets wrapped under her robe sleeve, so she pulls the sleeve down]
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick:Now stand back.
Mitch Evers:Oh Maggie, come on...
[he tries to grab her arm from behind but she elbows him instead and instinctively punches him in the eye]
Mitch Evers:Ow!
[covers his eye]
Mitch Evers:Why do you have to get so physical?
[mopes over to the couch and lies down]
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick:Oh, stop being such a big baby. Let me take a look at it.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Webster: Parent Trap (#3.6)" (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let's Get TogetherSee 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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