The Parent Trap

1961

The Parent Trap

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90%

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Total Count: 20

75%

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Two identical twins (Hayley Mills) try to reunite their parents after a fourteen year estrangement. The two girls know nothing of each other until they meet one day quite by accident. They switch identities to meet the mother (or father) they never knew after being separated by the parent many years ago.

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Cast

Hayley Mills
as Sharon McKendrick/Susan Evers
Maureen O'Hara
as Maggie McKendrick
Brian Keith
as Mitch Evers
Charlie Ruggles
as Charles McKendrick
Una Merkel
as Verbena
Leo G Carroll
as Reverend Mosby
Joanna Barnes
as Vicky Robinson
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Louise McKendrick
Ruth McDevitt
as Miss Inch
Linda Watkins
as Edna Robinson
Nancy Kulp
as Miss Grunecker
Frank de Vol
as Mr. Eaglewood
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Audience Reviews for The Parent Trap

  • Dec 24, 2011
    The Parent Trap rises or falls based strictly on Hayley Mills. Luckily, she manages to bolster the somewhat obnoxious adult characters and situation through a lengthy 127 minute running time. The script feels like it is stalling to meet a running time at various points while skimming over characters as if it doesn't have the time to deal with them (the grandfather, for instance). Still, it is a silly, family friendly live action Disney film. A child's fantasy of finding a long lost twin and reuniting their divorced parents surely made contributed to its "hit" status. (Oh, and listen to the girls talk about more couples getting divorced than staying married. Eerily true for our modern age, right?)
    Jason V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2011
    This is way duller than the Lindsay Lohan version, especially the romance between the parents.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    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
  • Sep 04, 2010
    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."
    Bentley L Super Reviewer

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