The Purple Rose of Cairo


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The Purple Rose of Cairo


Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

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Mar 1st, 1985


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The Purple Rose Of Cairo

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An unhappily married Depression-era waitress is swept off her feet by a matinee idol who steps right off the silver screen.

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- Second and final of two Woody Allen films featuring actress Stephanie Farrow, sister of Mia Farrow. The first had been Zelig around two years earlier.More

- The film was inspired by a number of influences. These were Buster Keaton's 1924 silent comedy Sherlock Jr., the 1941 comedy Hellzapoppin' (1941), Federico Fellini's Lo sceicco bianco and…More

- The entire lead cast of The Purple Rose of Cairo, they being Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello, all appear in Woody Allen's later movie Radio Days.More

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