The Parent Trap (1961)

The Parent Trap


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Movie Info

In this Disney film, Hayley Mills plays 13-year-old identical twins, who meet for the very first time. They soon learn that they were separated when their parents divorced. On a lark, the two Hayleys switch places. Their father is planning to remarry, so the twins conspire to reunite their parents.

Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Erich Kästner, David Swift, Erich Kaestner
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On DVD: May 7, 2002
Buena Vista Distribution Company


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as Maggie McKendrick

as Mitch Evers

as Verbena

as Charles McKendrick

as Reverend Mosby

as Vicky Robinson

as Louise McKendrick

as Miss Inch

as Edna Robinson

as Miss Grunecker

as Mr. Eaglewood
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Critic Reviews for The Parent Trap

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | March 9, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Hayley Mills rocks in her dual role as twins.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

An enjoyable, corny Disney picture with a memorable soundtrack featuring tunes sung by Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello.

Full Review… | March 9, 2009
TV Guide's Movie Guide

...irrelevant and dated...

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Easily one of the best Disney live-action films, with Mills shining in a dual role.

July 18, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Parent Trap


This is way duller than the Lindsay Lohan version, especially the romance between the parents.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

This is the original Disney film of The Parent Trap, and it's better than the remake, I think. It's fun and has good songs, and good actors too. I recommend it over the new one.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

The Parent Trap delivers nice, heartwarming, good, clean and funny entertainment to viewers of all ages! You'll love it!

"You didn't know what a good thing you had when you had it."

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Bentley Lyles

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