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The Parent Trap (1961)

Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Susan Evers / Sharon McKendrick
... Maggie McKendrick
... Mitch Evers
... Charles McKendrick (as Charlie Ruggles)
... Verbena
... Rev. Dr. Mosby
... Vicky Robinson
... Louise McKendrick
... Miss Inch (as Ruth Mc Devitt)
... Hecky
... Edna Robinson
... Miss Grunecker
... Mr. Eaglewood
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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>

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It's a LOOK-ALIKE, RING-A-DING, LAFF-AFFAIR! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

21 June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Operación Cupido  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,150,385, 31 December 1961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,650,385
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Henning took on the role as Hayley Mills' body double for several of the twin shots in the film. As part of her contract, she signed away her rights to be credited. At the wrap party, Walt Disney presented her with a small statue of Donald Duck, called The Duckster, in recognition of the "best unseen performance on film." To her credit, Ms. Henning did later star with Elvis Presley. See more »

Goofs

Ater the fight at the dance, a shot shows Sharon and Susan on the ground, covered in food. Susan's dress, which Sharon had cut the back out with scissors earlier, is brand new, as if it had never been cut. See more »

Quotes

Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick: Oh yes! Don't say anything about that dear, sweet, precious Vicky! That plus-faced child bride and her electric hips!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Parent Rap (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
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 favourites
8 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best Disney movies ever made. It is funny, warm, and it is something everybody can enjoy. To watch this in the twenty first century is a wonderful trip back in time. This movie is very 60's, but that does not make it out of date, the tricks and gags are timeless. I loved this movie when I saw it for the first time many years ago. Therefore, when the new 1998 remake came out, I had to see that too. The new one is also sweet and warm, but the original version is the best. If you see this version first and then all or some of the new afterwards (as I tried, for fun, one was on TV and I have the other on DVD), the new one reveals itself as being superficial and a bit cheasy compared to the original.


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