Parent Trap, The (1961): Disney Family Comedy with Hayley Milles Playing Twins

In this cheerful Disney family comedy, the charming Hayley Mills plays twins who meet up at summer camp. Neither knew of the other’s existence and so it is a surprise.

The tale is directed and written by David Swift, based on the novel by Erich Kastner, “Das Doppelte Latchen.”

Their parents (Maureen O’Hara and Broan Keith), who were divorced when the girls were infants, agreed to raise each twin separately. In an effort to reunite the family, the twins swap parents

The supporting cast includes Una Merkel, Charlie Ruggles, Leo G. Carroll, Cathleen Nesbitt, and Nancy Kulp.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Sound: Robert O. Cook

Film Editing: Philip W. Anderson

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Sound Oscar went to West Side Story, which also won Editing for Thomas Stanford.