The Purple Rose of Cairo

Starring: Mia Farrow Director: Woody Allen  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The Purple Rose of Cairo
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Additional Products:
    • Collectible Booklet

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Music by
Screenwriting by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I just met a wonderful man. He's fictional, but you can't have everything."
  - Cecilia (Mia Farrow) to her sister (Stephanie Farrow)

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 06/01/1985
"...Allen's sweetest and funniest version of the afterlife....Everything in this movie makes heavenly sense..."
New York Times - 03/01/1985
"...Enchanting....A sweet, lyrically funny, multilayered work that again demonstrates that Woody Allen is our premier film maker..."
New York Times - 12/29/1985
Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1985"
Premiere - 07/01/2006
"[A] gentle, amusing, and bittersweet fantasy."
Wall Street Journal - 04/23/2010
"As the two men vie for Ms. Farrow's heart, we get a sweetly eloquent metaphor for the elusive chemistry that bonds movies and their audiences."

Plot Synopsis:

As a beleaguered waitress and battered wife in depression-era New Jersey, Cecilia's only escape from her dreary life is her endless moviegoing. Fantasy and reality merge in a startling and comical fashion when the hero of a film Cecilia's watched a thousand times emerges from the screen and starts squiring her around town. A pack of panicked studio executives pursue the errant leading man while the cast of disgruntled characters stranded on-screen await his return.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Fantasy | Period Piece | Recommended | Romance | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • A Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe production.
  • Color by Deluxe.
  • Additional cast members: Irving Metzman (Theater Manager); Alexander H. Cohen (Raoul Hirsch); Camille Saviola (Olga); Annie Joe Edwards (Delilah); Peter McRobbie (The Communist); Juliana Donald (Usherette); David Kieserman (Diner Boss); Eugene Anthony (Arturo); Ebb Miller (Bandleader).

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  • UPC: 027616860477
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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