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The Parent Trap (1961) was a Family - Comedy Film directed by David Swift and produced by George Golitzen.

Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Film EditingPhilip W. AndersonNominated
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The Parent Trap ( 1961 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

All of us have favorite films that are a little extra special to us because we grew up with them. The Parent Trap, featuring Hayley Mills, is one of those films for my sister and I. It was a favorite to watch on Saturdays when we were wee ones and it is still a beloved Saturday film that conjures up... Read full article


The Parent Trap (1961)

By Beatrice on May 12, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Parent Trap Directed by David Swift Written by David Swift from a book by Erich Kastner 1961/USA Walt Disney Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental I hadn’t seen this since childhood and had forgotten a lot. ?Haley Mills is fantastic as usual. Identical twins Susan Evers and Sharon M... Read full article


TV/Movie Set: The Parent Trap Ranch

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 9, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's that time of year again....when summer begins to peak its head around the corner then our brains start to buzz with new ideas. One of them you're seeing right now : a new series featuring the houses, apartments, cabins and cottages from our favorite movies and television shows. We're not to goi... Read full article


TV/Movie Set: The Parent Trap Ranch

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 9, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's that time of year again....when summer begins to peak its head around the corner then our brains start to buzz with new ideas. One of them you're seeing right now : a new series featuring the houses, apartments, cabins and cottages from our favorite movies and television shows. We're not to goi... Read full article


TV/Movie Set: The Parent Trap Ranch

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 9, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It's that time of year again....when summer begins to peak its head around the corner then our brains start to buzz with new ideas. One of them you're seeing right now : a new series featuring the houses, apartments, cabins and cottages from our favorite movies and television shows. We're not to goi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mitch Evers: Would you mind putting on something decent?
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick: I'm dressed perfectly decent.
Mitch Evers: Yeah, running around in my bathrobe. The priest could come in here any minute, it looks like we just...
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick: Like we what?
Mitch Evers: Just go upstairs and put on some clothes!


Sharon McKendrick: [looks at Susan putting up a picture on the wall] Who's that?
Susan Evers: [turns to her surprised] Are you kidding? Ricky Nelson?
Sharon McKendrick: Oh, your boyfriend.
Susan Evers: [a choked laugh is forced out] I wish he was! You mean you've never heard of him? Where do ya come from? Outer space?


Susan Evers: [pretending to be Sharon while saying goodbye to Miss Inch] I shan't tell my aunt about the ants nor the debutantes. Shall I?


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Susan Henning took on the role as Hayley Mills' body double for several of the twin shots in the film. As part of her contract, she signed away her rights to be credited. At the wrap party, Walt Disney presented her with a small statue of Donald Duck, called The Duckster, in recognition of the "best unseen performance on film." Only 2 other Ducksters have ever been awarded. To her credit, Ms. Henning did later star with Elvis Presley.
This was Brian Keith's first comedy participation.
Daphnis and Chloe are the title characters in the only known work of the 2nd century AD Greek novelist and romancer Longus.
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