The Purple Rose of Cairo

Synopsis: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey during the Depression and is searching for an escape from her dreary life. Tom Baxter is a dashing young archaeologist in the film "The Purple Rose of Cairo." After losing her job Cecilia goes to see the film in hopes of raising her spirits. Much to her surprise Tom Baxter walks off the screen and into her life. There's only one problem..Tom isn't real. Meanwhile Hollywood is up in arms when they dicover that other Tom Baxters are trying to leave the screen in other theatres. Will Tom ever return and finish the film or will he decide to stay in the real world?
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
PG
Year:
1985
82 min
730 Views


flowing again.

l can have George cable

the Ritz for the usual suite.

l`m not talking about Paris.

l`m talking about someplace

completely different...

like Morocco or Egypt.

A boat trip down the Nile

sounds so romantic.

l`ve got just the dress

to wear to the pyramids.

We can leave next week,

spend a couple of weeks there.

Maybe stop in Casablanca

or Tangiers...

as long as

we`re hopping around...

and still be back in time

for the opening of my new play.

To Cairo and Morocco

and Tangiers.

To all the exotic and romantic

places in the world.

There`s another room in here.

lsn`t it divine?

Everything`s

so perfectly preserved.

lt`s quite lovely.

l just don`t want to feel

a bandaged hand at my throat.

Hi there. Who are you?

We`re sightseeing.

We thought we were alone.

You gave me quite a start!

l`m awfully sorry.

Tom Baxter--

explorer, adventurer.

l`m doing a little

archaeological work.

A real-life explorer!

l`ve come in search of

the Purple Rose of Cairo.

lt`s an old legend

that`s fascinated me for years.

A pharaoh had a rose

painted purple for his queen.

And now, the story says, purple

roses grow wild at her tomb.

How romantic.

And you?

We`re going back

to New York tomorrow.

lt`s been

a refreshing two weeks.

We should bring him back to

New York to meet the Countess.

She loves anything

in a pith helmet.

Right!

l will say it`s tempting.

Then it`s settled.

You can explain to us...

what we`ve been looking at

for the last two weeks...

and we can take you

nightclubbing.

lt`s so impulsive, but...

l`ll come!

Why not?

What`s life without

a little risk-taking?

Who knows?

A fortuneteller predicted

l`d fall in love in New York.

Table for six, please, Arturo.

Six, sir.

Now, ladies and gentlemen...

the Copacabana

Rate this script:(4.00 / 1 vote)

Woody Allen

Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright, whose career spans more than six decades. more…

All Woody Allen scripts | Woody Allen Scripts

FAVORITE (2 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "The Purple Rose of Cairo" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/the_purple_rose_of_cairo_16388>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    The Purple Rose of Cairo

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Scripts.com

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.