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The Parent Trap (1961). "I'm not saying a word. Not a single word."

Join us this week for the "Parent Trap" (1961). We talk twinning, grooming children to grift, horrible parenting decisions, ball busting grandma's, and why you never take a woman of high society camping. Does this movie have us excited to find out match or is this movie a spoiled rotten pairing? Find out now!


Storyline :Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.

Director: David Swift

Writers: Erich Kästner (book), David Swift

Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'hara, & Brian Keith

Awards: Nominee Oscar for Best Sound and Best Editing, Nominee Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Hayley Mills, and Nominee Golden Globe Best Comedic Film.

Film Budget: Unknown

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $29,650,385


There really is only one song that truly matters in this film. Let's Get Together!

But let's also not forget the intro Parent Trap number as well.



Oh Mother! Please tell me those trivia facts again.

  1. In the shot where Mitch Evers (Brian Keith) trips on the chair, he fell so hard, he cracked a rib, and kept right on with the scene. He was a true professional.

  2. This was the first full-length movie for Disney in which Richard and Robert Sherman wrote the music.

  3. This was Brian Keith's first comedy participation.

  4. Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies.

  5. Mitch Evers (Brian Keith) was portrayed as a cradle robber. However, he was only thirteen years older than Joanna Barnes, his bride-to-be.


You can of course find this classic and the remake on Disney+

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