The Purple Rose of Cairo

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The Purple Rose of Cairo
Photograph: British Film Institute

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Unhappily married Depression-era waitress Cecilia (Mia Farrow) earns the money while her inattentive husband, Monk (Danny Aiello), blows their meager income on getting drunk and gambling. To assuage her loneliness, Cecilia escapes to the picture show and becomes transfixed with the movie "The Purple Rose of Cairo," and especially with its lead character, archeologist Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels). When Tom literally steps off of the screen and into her life, both realities are thrown into chaos.

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Rated: PG
Duration: 0 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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