About

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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Directed by

Woody Allen

Written by

Woody Allen (Author)

Runtime

82 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

new york spectacle cinema great depression falling in love movie star

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#610 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Woody Allen