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

Cecilia, be careful.

Are you all right?

You`re gonna like this one.

lt`s better than last week`s.

lt`s more romantic.

Miss, l wanted oatmeal

before my scrambled eggs.

Sorry. l`ll get it right away.

l get cereal, too.

And a doughnut.

Cereal and a doughnut. Right.

Listen, there`s a new movie

at the Jewel starting tonight.

l didn`t even get

to see last week`s.

You missed it? lt was wonderful.

l love Jane Froman.

And James Melton

plays a hotel porter...

and then he becomes

a radio singer...

and then an opera singer.

The music was just beautiful.

The one that l liked

is ''Okay, America.''

l saw that twice.

That was great.

When she threatens

to kill Lew Ayres--

l love Lew Ayres` looks.

Do you think he`s married?

Are you crazy?

He`s married to Ginger Rogers.

They got married on a boat

off the island of Catalina.

They live in Beverly Hills

and Hollywood and Spain.

He used to be married

to Lola Lane...

but Ginger`s better for him.

Where`s my toast?

Coming right up. One second.

Ginger used to be

married to Jack--

Let`s go, girls.

Let`s go, Cecilia.

Your sister is slow.

But she`s still learning.

Ladies, there`s a depression on.

A lot of other people

would like this job...

if you can`t handle it.

No, l can handle it.

lt`s OK.

Ginger used to be married

to Jack Culpepper...

who l think took out

Ruth Chatterton before--

That`s the second one this week.

l`m sorry. l`ll pick it all up.

Come on, Cecilia. Shape up.

Hey, Monk, here comes your wife.

Boy, am l glad to see you.

You got any dough?

Tips weren`t

so good today.

Come on, give me something.

l`m busted.

l hear there`s some jobs opening

up over at the ice factory.

No, there`s nothing.

l was there.

Harriet Rufus says

all you guys do all day...

is just pitch pennies...

and make passes at

the girls who walk by.

Harriet Rufus is a douche bag.

Listen, l gotta save the rest

for groceries and stuff.

All right. Got it?

What are you doing here?

You want to go

to the movies tonight?

There`s an early show.

-l can`t.

-How come?

The guys are

coming over tonight.


-You don`t like it?

Well, all you do

is drink and play dice...

and l wind up getting smacked.

l gotta get even, don`t l?

l owe everybody in town.

You`re never home anymore

except to play dice and cards.

Meanwhile, l gotta

take in extra laundry...

after work to pay the rent.

What do you want?

Did l close the factory?

You didn`t use

to be like this, Monk.

l got a lot on my mind.

You think l like

scratching around for work...

living like a bum

the last two years?

l don`t know how much longer

l can go on like this.

Listen, the country`ll

get back working again.

Things are bound to get better.

l promise. l`m crazy about you.

You never pay

any attention to me anymore.

Plus, l thought if we could

go to the movies tonight...

you could forget

your troubles a little.

You like sitting

through that junk, OK?

l`m going to shoot crap.

Go to the movie by yourself.

You make passes at

the girls who go by?

You`re not my boss.

And don`t give me that look.

You`d think l was a criminal.

Come on. Give us a hug.

Just one. Come on. All right?

And don`t come home late.

l worry.

All right? See you later?

Let`s go!

Two, please.


Just one tonight, please, Doris.

Thank you.

-Evening, Mr. Ruskin.

-Nice to see you.

Popcorn, please.

Jason, l`m bored.

l`m bored with cocktail parties

and opening nights...

and evenings at the opera

and weekends at the races.

A few days in Paris

might be just the thing...

to get the creative juices

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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