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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

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?


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.


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


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

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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