Saturday, December 4, 2010

David Swift - The Parent Trap (1961)

“After just one feature film role (a much-praised turn in 1959's Tiger Bay), Hayley Mills came to the Disney studio and immediately struck gold with Pollyanna (1960), which earned critical acclaim and a special honorary Oscar for the young teenaged English girl. Feeling at home at Disney, Mills wasted little time before making another film there. The following summer, the daughter of a revered screen actor and well-known playwright took the top two billings in her second Disney outing, The Parent Trap, adapted from the German book Das Doppelte Lottchen by Erich Kästner. Mills and Walt Disney made for a potent and consistent combination, as they would collaborate on four additional films, released over the next four years. But none of those subsequent productions would become as widely beloved as The Parent Trap.[toasty].avi[toasty].avi