The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo


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Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

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IMDB 7.7 (54k)


Comedy, Romance, Fantasy


1h 18min

Age rating


Production country

United States


Woody Allen


Mia Farrow
Jeff Daniels
Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Danny Aiello
Irving Metzman
Theater Manager
Stephanie Farrow
Cecilia's Sister
Edward Herrmann
John Wood
Deborah Rush
Van Johnson
Zoe Caldwell
The Countess
Milo O’Shea
Father Donnelly
Dianne Wiest
Glenne Headly
Paul Herman
Penny Pitcher
Rick Petrucelli
Penny Pitcher
Peter Castellotti
Penny Pitcher
John Rothman
Mr. Hirsch's Lawyer
David Kieserman
Diner Boss
Elaine Grollman
Diner Patron
Victoria Zussin
Diner Patron
Mark Hammond
Diner Patron
Wade Barnes
Diner Patron
Joseph G. Graham
Diner Patron
Don Quigley
Diner Patron
Maurice Brenner
Diner Patron
Milton Seaman
Ticket Buyer
Mimi Weddell
Ticket Buyer
Tom Degidon
Ticket Taker
Mary Hedahl
Popcorn Seller
Eugene J. Anthony
Karen Akers
Kitty Haynes
Annie-Joe Edwards
Peter McRobbie
The Communist
Camille Saviola
Juliana Donald
Margaret Thompson
Movie Audience
George Hamlin
Movie Audience
Helen Hanft
Movie Audience
Leo Postrel
Movie Audience
Helen Miller
Movie Audience
George Martin
Movie Audience
Crystal Field
Movie Audience
Ken Chapin
Robert Trebor
Benjamin Rayson
Movie Goer
Jean Shevlin
Movie Goer
Albert S. Bennett
Movie Goer
Martha Sherrill
Movie Goer
Gretchen MacLane
Movie Goer
Edwin Bordo
Movie Goer
Andrew Murphy
Policeman #1
Tom Kubiak
Policeman #2
Alexander Cohen
Raoul Hirsh
Raymond Serra
Hollywood Executive
George J. Manos
Press Agent
James Lynch
Maitre D'
Sydney A. Blake
Variety Reporter
Michael Tucker
Gil's Agent
Peter Von Berg
Drugstore Customer
David Weber
Photo Double
Willie Tjan
Lela Ivey
Drinda Lalumia
Loretta Tupper
Music Store Owner
Marty Appel
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Fred Astaire
Jerry Travers (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Maniere
Trumpet Player at the Copa (uncredited)
James Prendergast
Waiter (uncredited)
Ginger Rogers
Dale Tremont (archive footage) (uncredited)