The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap (1961)

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)… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 21, 1961
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

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.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Hayley Mills rocks in her dual role as twins.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

There is a reason the original Parent Trap has stood the test of time. It's sweet without being sucky, and incredibly sophisticated for what is, ostensibly, a kids' movie.

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TV Guide

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

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The story has been filmed three times...This is the best of them, thanks largely to Mills's natural comic charm.

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Lucía Ros Serra

A nice and charming family comedy. [Full review in Spanish]

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...irrelevant and dated...

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Pretty good family film. Helps that Hayley Mills was my first crush, when I was 10 years old.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
This is way duller than the Lindsay Lohan version, especially the romance between the parents.
Jennifer D
I loved this movie as a kid. Hayley Mills in probably one of the better trick photography films of the 60s. I loved this one more than the Lindsay Lohan remake.
Aj V
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… More
Wahida K
There has been alot of remakes, from all the Part of the world. Hollywood, Bollywood, Lollywood, christ every woods out there. All same just years difference.
Bentley Lyles
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… More
Thomas Bowler
a breakthrough film, though not as great as previously made out in hindsight