The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Poster

In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.


  • Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  • "Purple Rose of Cairo, The" Stephanie Farrow, Mia Farrow
  • Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  • Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  • Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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Did You Know?


Buster Keaton's film Sherlock Jr. (1924) was one of Woody Allen's major inspirations for the film. In tribute to the silent film comedian, Robert Talmadge, the leading man of the fictional film "The Purple Rose of Cairo", was named after his son Robert Talmadge Keaton.


Theater Manager: Oh Cecilia, be careful! You all right?
Cecilia: Yeah.
Theater Manager: You're gonna like this one, it's better than last week's, more romantic.


Although the film's fictional namesake has scenes filmed in the Copacabana club in New York, the club was not open until November 1940. This is not consistent with the actual film, which is set during the Great Depression.

Crazy Credits

Alexander Cohen's name is listed as "Alexander H. Cohen" in the opening credits, although the middle initial is dropped in the end credits.


Plot Summary


Comedy | Fantasy | Romance

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