The Parent Trap Two-Movie Collection (The Parent Trap / The Parent Trap II)
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THE PARENT TRAP: Hayley Mills, Special Academy Award(R) winner for 1960's POLLLYANNA, lights up the screen in Disney's fondly remembered release of THE PARENT TRAP. Mills stars as Susan and Sharon, identical twins separated at birth. Neither twin knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp. Then, realizing who they are, they plan a little twist of their own. They switch places with high hopes of getting their parents back together. This delightful and heartwarming comedy will have your whole family doubling up with laughter. THE PARENT TRAP II: First time on DVD! In the full-length sequel THE PARENT TRAP II, Hayley Mills returns to reprise her roles as identical twins Sharon and Susan. Now all grown up, Sharon is a single mom whose 11-year-old daughter Nikki is just as mischievous as she was! During summer school Nikki and her new friend Mary turn into scheming matchmakers when they try to get Sharon and Mary's widowed father together. Not quite able to make it happen, they turn to the one person who can really help -- Sharon's twin Susan!|The movie is based on the popular German children's story "Das Doppelte Lottchen," by Erich Kastner.|Double-exposure and split screen shots -- and a Hayley Mills' lookalike -- were used to create the illusion of twins.|The film was shot mostly in California at various locales including millionaire Stuyvesant Fish's 5,200-acre ranch in Carmel, Monterey's Pebble Beach golf course, and the studio's Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon, where Mitch's ranch was built.|To this day the Walt Disney Archives receives requests for plans to Mitch's home, but there never was such a house; the set was simply various rooms built on a soundstage.|The Studio later produced three television sequels to the movie, starring Hayley Mills.
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I saw the Parent Trap II years ago on tv and didn't like it, primarily because I didn't want Hayley Mills (and her Pollyanna) to grow up.
Sharon McKendrick and Susan Evers, are both played by Hayley Mills, discover at summer camp how much they look alike. Then, they discover they both have a temper, a sense of revenge and the same birthday. At last they realize they are twin sisters, separated at an early age when their mother and father divorced.
They decide to switch places and go to each other's homes to meet their other parent. As you can imagine, this creates a lot of issues for both of them. Particularly when dad decides to marry a much younger woman. Plotting and planning, provides some of the funniest scenes of all. Maureen O'Hara plays the mom, and Brian Keith plays the dad. This is the kind of old fashioned humor we all loved, and this is the kind of film it is fun for the entire family.
Recommended. prisrob 04-24-15