June 21, 1961 in US cinemas: The Parent Trap

“Caught in a merry marital mix-up!”

The_Parent_Trap-1961The Parent Trap is a Walt Disney Technicolor film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by the film’s director David Swift was based upon the 1949 book Lottie and Lisa (German: Das Doppelte Lottchen) by Erich Kästner. The Parent Trap was nominated for two Academy Awards, was broadcast on television, saw three television sequels, was remade in 1998 with Lindsay Lohan. The original film was Mills’ second of six films for Disney. [Wikipedia]

Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Cinema-US-06-21-1961Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them. [IMDB]

Watch the trailer on the wwodtv YouTube Channel.

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