Secret Society of Rainy Saturday Afternoon Movies

The original, archetypal, 1961, Hayley Mills version of The Parent Trap was on the Hallmark Channel this afternoon. My favorite part is at the end when Mitch decides to get seriously “washed up” and turns on the hi-fi and manages to charm knots into Maggie’s apron so she is forced to ask for help undoing it.

My mom showed me this movie when I was a kid, about 13, the twins’ age in the movie. I felt like she was letting me in on a secret society of really, really good movies to watch on rainy Saturday afternoons.