THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO is a 1985 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, and starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, and Danny Aiello. Inspired by SHERLOCK JR., HELLZAPOPPIN', and Pirandello's SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, it is the tale of a film character named Tom Baxter who leaves a fictional film of the same name and enters the real world.
Set in New Jersey during the Great Depression in 1935, the film tells the story of Cecilia (Mia Farrow), a clumsy waitress who goes to the movies to escape her bleak life and loveless, abusive marriage to Monk (Danny Aiello), whom she has attempted to leave on numerous occasions.
The latest film Cecilia sees is a fictitious RKO Radio ...
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