The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1985-03-01
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 484 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 22min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane 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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  • Mia Farrow

    as Cecilia
  • Jeff Daniels

    as Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
  • Danny Aiello

    as Monk
  • Irving Metzman

    as Theater Manager
  • Stephanie Farrow

    as Cecilia's Sister
  • Edward Herrmann

    as Henry
  • John Wood

    as Jason
  • Deborah Rush

    as Rita
  • Van Johnson

    as Larry
  • Zoe Caldwell

    as The Countess
  • Milo O’Shea

    as Father Donnelly
  • Dianne Wiest

    as Emma
  • Glenne Headly

    as Hooker
  • Paul Herman

    as Penny Pitcher
Directing Woody Allen Director
Writing Woody Allen Author
Camera Gordon Willis Director of Photography
Production Robert Greenhut Producer
Costume & Make-Up Jeffrey Kurland Costume Design
Production Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Production Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Editing Susan E. Morse Editor
Costume & Make-Up Fern Buchner Makeup Artist
Art Edward Pisoni Art Direction
Sound Dick Hyman Original Music Composer
Sound Dan Lieberstein Sound Editor
Art Stuart Wurtzel Production Design
Art Carol Joffe Set Decoration
Sound Rick Dior Sound Re-Recording Mixer