The Parent Trap 

Story: Comedy about identical twin sisters who were separated as infants by a divorce. They are accidentally reunited at summer camp and decide to secretly trade places to try to reunite their parents. According to the story the father has a ranch near Carmel.

Scenery: Scenes at Pebble Beach on the golf course  and in front of The Lodge (known then as Del Monte Lodge). Scene in a car on 17 Mile Drive between Fanshell beach and Cypress Point (you may notice the car abruptly changes direction halfway through the scene). Brief scene at the Monterey airport with a United Airlines Convair twin-prop airliner. Very brief scene of father and daughter riding horses on Carmel River Beach and in the hills overlooking the beach.


  • Director: David Swift.
  • Stars: Haley Mills & Haley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkel, Leo G. Carroll, Joanna Barnes, Nancy Kulp, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank DeVol, Linda Watkins, Crahan Denton.


  • Year: 1961
  • Studio: Disney
  • Film: Technicolor
  • Aspect ratio: 1.75:1
  • Sound: mono
  • Running time: 124 min.
  • Academy Awards: Nominated for editing and sound.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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