Movie-Ed Guide to
The Parent Trap

About the Movie

The Parent Trap is a fun family favorite. Double trouble follows when identical twins Sharon and Susan (both played by Hayley Mills) — separated as tots when their parents (Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith) divorced — meet by chance at summer camp. Foes at first, they ultimately realize they are sisters and pull a switcheroo in an effort to reunite their estranged parents. Their scheme hits a snag in the form of their father's obnoxious, gold-digging fiancée (Joanna Barnes).

The Parent Trap (1961)
Walt Disney Pictures

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  • Perfect date
  • Boarding school
  • Boston
  • Time zones
  • Twins
  • Piano and guitar
  • Practical jokes


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