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The Purple Rose of Cairo

  • Film
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Photograph: British Film Institute
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Time Out says

During the Depression, downtrodden housewife Farrow so inflames a film's leading man (an explorer-poet) that he climbs down from the screen, and entices her into a chaotic but charming love affair. Woody Allen's deft script investigates every nook and cranny of the couple's bizarre relationship, the irate Pirandellian reactions of the illusory characters left up on the screen, and the bewilderment of the actor whose movie persona has miraculously gone walkies. As the star-struck couple, Farrow and Daniels work wonders with fantastic emotions, while Allen's direction invests enough care, wit and warmth to make it genuinely moving.

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Release Details

  • Duration:82 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Woody Allen
  • Screenwriter:Woody Allen
  • Cast:
    • Mia Farrow
    • Jeff Daniels
    • Danny Aiello
    • Irving Metzman
    • Stephanie Farrow
    • Van Johnson
    • Dianne Wiest
    • Zoe Caldwell
    • John Wood
    • Milo O'Shea
    • Edward Herrmann
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