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.

  1. David Swift

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Erich Kästner


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hayley Mills

    Hayley Mills

    Susan Evers / Sharon McKendrick

  2. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick

  3. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith

    Mitch Evers

  4. Charles Ruggles

    Charles Ruggles

    Charles McKendrick

  5. Una Merkel

    Una Merkel


Full Cast & Crew

The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 12, 1961


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget -

Revenue -



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