PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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.
Oh Cecilia, be careful! You all right?
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.
Alexander Cohen's name is listed as "Alexander H. Cohen" in the opening credits, although the middle initial is dropped in the end credits.
$114,095 (USA) (3 March 1985)
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