The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap (1961)

Caught in a merry marital mix-up!

  • Genre: Comedy, Family
  • Release Date: 1961-05-13
  • User Rating: 7.125/10 from 297 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Walt Disney Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: David Swift
star 7.125/10
From 297 Ratings


Two identical twin sisters, separated at birth by their parents' divorce, are reunited years later at a summer camp, where they scheme to bring their parents back together. The girls, one of whom has been living with their mother and the other with their father, switch places after camp and go to work on their plan, the first objective being to scare off a gold-digger pursuing their father.

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  • Hayley Mills

    as Susan Evers / Sharon McKendrick
  • Maureen O'Hara

    as Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick
  • Brian Keith

    as Mitch Evers
  • Charles Ruggles

    as Charles McKendrick
  • Cathleen Nesbitt

    as Louise McKendrick
  • Una Merkel

    as Verbena
  • Joanna Barnes

    as Vicky Robinson
  • Linda Watkins

    as Edna Robinson
  • Crahan Denton

    as Hecky
  • Leo G. Carroll

    as Rev. Dr. Mosby
  • Ruth McDevitt

    as Miss Inch
  • Nancy Kulp

    as Miss Grunecker
  • Irene Tedrow

    as Miss Lockness
  • Frank De Vol

    as Mr. Eaglewood
  • Kay Cole

    as Betsy (uncredited)
  • Barbara Hunter

    as Gwen (uncredited)
  • Lynette Winter

    as Ursala (uncredited)
  • Joseph Richard Stafford

    as Trooper Wilfred Stafford (uncredited)
  • John Mills

    as Mitch Evers' Golf Caddy (uncredited)
  • Don Ames

    as Parent (uncredited)
  • Herschel Graham

    as Parent (uncredited)
  • Louise Lane

    as Parent (uncredited)
  • Leoda Richards

    as Parent (uncredited)
  • Dave Goelz

    as Teenager (uncredited)
Art Hal Gausman Set Decoration
Production Walt Disney Producer
Crew Walt Disney Presenter
Sound Paul J. Smith Original Music Composer
Sound Robert O. Cook Sound Supervisor
Art Carroll Clark Art Direction
Camera Lucien Ballard Director of Photography
Editing Philip W. Anderson Editor
Crew Don DaGradi Sequence Artist
Sound Richard M. Sherman Songs
Sound Robert B. Sherman Songs
Art Robert Clatworthy Art Direction
Crew T. Hee Title Graphics
Writing Erich Kästner Novel
Costume & Make-Up Bill Thomas Costume Design
Art Emile Kuri Set Decoration
Writing David Swift Screenplay
Directing David Swift Director
Sound Evelyn Kennedy Music Editor
Sound Dean Thomas Sound
Visual Effects Ub Iwerks Visual Effects
Crew Bill Justice Title Graphics
Crew Xavier Atencio Title Graphics
Sound Franklyn Marks Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Chuck Keehne Costumer
Production George Golitzen Producer
Directing Ivan Volkman Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Pat McNalley Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Gertrude Casey Costumer
Visual Effects Bob Broughton Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Sandifer Hairstylist
Crew Leon Charles Dialogue Coach
Crew Susan Henning Acting Double
Crew Petro Vlahos Special Effects Technician