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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- For the amusement park scenes, filming was brought to the classic and now closed amusement park Bertrand Island which was located in Mount Arlington at Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. The park…More

- Michael Keaton was originally cast in the lead role, and footage was shot. Director Woody Allen decided it wasn't working, and replaced Keaton with Jeff Daniels.More

- In an interview in Esquire, Woody Allen was asked why he didn't make a happy ending to the film. Allen replied, "That *was* the happy ending."

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