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|Twice Upon a Time|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Emeric Pressburger|
|Produced by||Emeric Pressburger|
|Written by||Emeric Pressburger (screenplay)
Erich Kästner (novel)
|Music by||Frederick Lewis|
|Edited by||Reginald Beck|
|Distributed by||London Film Productions|
|6 July 1953|
Twice Upon a Time is a British 1953 comedy film, directed by Emeric Pressburger based on the book Lottie and Lisa by Erich Kästner. It concerns a pair of twin sisters who are separated, when their parents divorce. They meet again by accident, when they are both sent to the same summer camp and they hatch a plan to meet up again.
Lotte and Lisa had already been adapted into the films Two Times Lotte (1950), and Hibari no komoriuta (1951). Twice Upon a Time was the first English language film adaptation; the story was later adapted as The Parent Trap (1961), and has been remade a number of times in both English and many other languages.
This film is the only solo directing credit for Pressburger, whose other directing credits are in association with Michael Powell.
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