Parent Trap

Parent Trap

Director: David Swift Cast: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
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Parent Trap

We get a double dose of Hayley Mills in this Disney vehicle: she plays 13-year-old identical twins Susan and Sharon, who meet for the very first time in summer camp. They soon learn that they were separated at a very early age when their parents Mitch and Maggie (Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara) divorced. On a lark, the girls switch places: the one living with Mitch goes back home with Maggie, and vice versa. Mitch is planning to remarry the "wrong woman," vituperative Vicky (Joanna Barnes). The twins conspire to reunite their parents, but the road to reconciliation is rough indeed. It takes a slapsticky camping trip to get rid of the troublesome Vicky and to prompt Mitch and Maggie to renew their vows. The film introduced a hit song, "Let's Get Together," which represented the high point of Hayley Mills' very short-lived recording career. The Parent Trap was based on Das Doppelte Lottchen, a novel by Erich Kastner, which had previously been filmed in German and British versions (real twins were cast in both); over thirty years after Parent Trap was theatrically released, a short series of sequels were made for the Disney Channel cable service, with a grown-up Mills back in her original role(s), and two sets of second-generation twins. Baby Boom collaborators Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer would remake the film with a new cast in 1998.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/1997
UPC: 0786936028607
Original Release: 1961
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hayley Mills Sharon McKendrick,Susan Evans
Maureen O'Hara Maggie McKendrick
Brian Keith Mitch Evers
Charlie Ruggles Charles McKendrick
Una Merkel Verbena
Leo G. Carroll Rev. Mosby
Joanna Barnes Vicky Robinson
Cathleen Nesbitt Louise McKendrick
Ruth McDevitt Miss Inch
Graham Denton Hecky
Linda Watkins Edna Robinson
Nancy Kulp Miss Grunecker
Frank deVol Mr. Eaglewood

Technical Credits
David Swift Director,Screenwriter
Philip W. Anderson Editor
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Robert O. Cook Sound/Sound Designer
Annette Funicello Songwriter
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
George Golitzen Producer
Ub Iwerks Special Effects
Erich Kaestner Screenwriter
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Pat McNalley Makeup
Tommy Sands Songwriter
Richard M. Sherman Songwriter
Robert B. Sherman Songwriter
Paul J. Smith Score Composer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer

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Parent Trap 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this film. It is one of few with a divorce that ends with a happy story. Maureen O'Hara and the late Brian Keith have wonderful chemistry and Hayley Mills pulls off the ''dual'' role. Great film to add to anyone's collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off I want to say that I have seen parts of the Lindsay Lohan remake on TV and I thought it looked like a cute, entertaining movie but this original Hayley Mills version is my favorite. As a child of the 1970's I grew up watching this movie as it used to be shown on television a lot (this was before VCR's and DVD players) When I got a VCR in the 80's I bought this movie on video tape and then when it came out on DVD I immediately bought it and gave my old video tape away and I still love this movie and think Hayley Mills is outstanding as Sharon and Susan and Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith are superb too and I love this DVD with all of it's great extra features!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this movie. It would never have won an academy award, but then that was not the purpose of this film. It was meant to just be a silly fun film. My children also love this movie and needless to say they were extremely disappointed in the 1998 version. I thought the 1998 version was a horrible remake of a great movie. It really disappoints me when Disney tries to update a classic and they do not put the effort they should into it. I highly recommend this movie as opposed to the 1998 version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of the original movies. The 1998 version can't match, much less surpass the original Hayley Mills version. If you enjoy the older movies, watch this one, you won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this film, and the story of twins trying to reunite their parents. I love the ending of this movie; a switch especially in such a tumultuous decade like the 1960's. Top notch family film!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this particular version of The Parent Trap a lot better than the 1998 version. In this movie (Mills) is played as a twin. Sharon and Susan meet at a summer camp and cannot get along well at all. They learn to get along and they switch places. They break the news about the switch to the parents and they switch back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HATE this film. Just plain pathetic, and TERRIBLE ACTING may i repeat TERRIBLE ACTING. i'm a big fan of the second 1998 version, but this 1 is just to stupid to be liked. thank you for listing to my critisim. -disapointed in Haley Mills