The Parent Trap (1961)

David Swift directs Hayley Mills, Hayley Mills and Maureen O’Hara in this Disney romantic comedy where accidentally reunited twin sisters swap lives in the hope of rekindling their divorced single parents love for each other.

Bright and conservative, god only knows how many times I watched this as a kid? The creaky values and aspects are what make it now, in a cheesy kinda way. You could hardly say Mills’ dual role is particularly easy on modern eyes and ears. Or that true A-Lister O’Hara is expected to do much more than walk down stairways in lovely dresses. There is some light, pleasant slapstick that keeps the engine running even when the plot is having its eighth fag break.


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