The Parent Trap

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Walt Disney Pictures Released 1961

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Director:
David Swift
Released:
1961
Rating:
G
Hayley Mills, Special Academy Award winner for 1960's POLLLYANNA, lights up the screen in Disney's fondly remembered release of THE PARENT TRAP. Mills stars as Susan and Sharon, identical twins separated at birth. Neither twin knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp. Then, realizing who they are, they plan a little twist of their own. They switch places with high hopes of getting their parents back together. This delightful and heartwarming comedy will have your whole family doubling up with laughter.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times

    A charming comedy, liberally laced with slapstick. [26 Dec 1986, p.27]

  • 80

    Time

    Surprisingly, the film is delightful—mostly because of 15-year-old Hayley Mills, the blonde button nose who played the endearing delinquent in Tiger Bay. The important thing abou...

  • 70

    Variety

    David Swift, whose writing, direction and appreciation of young Hayley Mills' natural histrionic resources contributed so much to Pollyanna, repeats the three-ply effort on this ex...

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Comedy, Kids

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Romantic Comedy, Family Comedies