"The Purple Rose of Cairo" quotes

The Purple Rose of Cairo poster
In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Production: N/A
Year: 1985
MetaScore: 75/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: $10,631,333
Released: 19 Apr 1985
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 15 wins & 15 nominations total

74 Clips

It's written into my character to do it - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:46
It's written into my character to do it
It's so impulsive - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:19
It's so impulsive
It's been hard for everyone - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:05
It's been hard for everyone
I'm on the verge of a madcap   Manhattan   weekend - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:10
I'm on the verge of a madcap Manhattan weekend
I'm in love with someone else - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:39
I'm in love with someone else
I'm doing a little archeological work - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:00
I'm doing a little archeological work
I'm a genuine countess with a lot of dough - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:37
I'm a genuine countess with a lot of dough
I'm a dramatic character - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:22
I'm a dramatic character
If it weren't for me - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:32
If it weren't for me
If he turns off the projector - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:35
If he turns off the projector
If anybody wants me - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:16
If anybody wants me
I worked so hard to make him real - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:23
I worked so hard to make him real
I want what happened in the movie last week to happen this week - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:26
I want what happened in the movie last week to happen this...
I want to go too - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:21
I want to go too
I was thinking about something - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:26
I was thinking about something
I saw that twice - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:22
I saw that twice
I saw the movie just last week - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:49
I saw the movie just last week
I never met him - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:16
I never met him
I know I treat you rough - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:19
I know I treat you rough
I just met a wonderful new man - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:22
I just met a wonderful new man
I hear there's some jobs opening up over at the ice factory - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:50
I hear there's some jobs opening up over at the ice factory
I guess I have to get a job - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:47
I guess I have to get a job
I don't get hurt or bleed - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:25
I don't get hurt or bleed
I didn't mean to - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:32
I didn't mean to
I didn't know any of you wonderful people - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:04
I didn't know any of you wonderful people
I did one bit in one once - The Purple Rose of Cairo 02:19
I did one bit in one once
I created the character - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:53
I created the character
You've got to fly down there and check into it - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:44
You've got to fly down there and check into it
You're not just a pretty face - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:18
You're not just a pretty face
You're gonna like this one - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:18
You're gonna like this one
You're gonna get a champion roll in the hay - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:21
You're gonna get a champion roll in the hay
You're a scream - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:28
You're a scream
You wanna waste time with a fictional character - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:19
You wanna waste time with a fictional character
You wanna go to the movies tonight - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:45
You wanna go to the movies tonight
You should turn the projector off and shut down - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:26
You should turn the projector off and shut down
You never pay attention to me any more - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:51
You never pay attention to me any more
You make love without fading out - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:14
You make love without fading out
You look so beautiful in this light - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:05
You look so beautiful in this light
You know what they get for rape in a small town - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:24
You know what they get for rape in a small town
I advise you to get control of it fast - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:32
I advise you to get control of it fast
He's my character - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:19
He's my character
Go with the real guy - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:38
Go with the real guy
Ginger used to be married to Jack Culpepper - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:30
Ginger used to be married to Jack Culpepper
Even though you're not the main character - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:55
Even though you're not the main character
Don't    turn the projector off - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:27
Don't turn the projector off
Do you wanna tie me up - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:16
Do you wanna tie me up
Do you share my sense of wonderment at the very fabric of being - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:24
Do you share my sense of wonderment at the very fabric of...
Can't you go on - The Purple Rose of Cairo 02:12
Can't you go on
But I'm not sure exactly what it is - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:27
But I'm not sure exactly what it is
And what do you do - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:01
And what do you do
You were great in  The Purple Rose of Cairo - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:49
You were great in The Purple Rose of Cairo
You don't love me - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:42
You don't love me
You can't learn to be real - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:19
You can't learn to be real
Where's the fade out - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:22
Where's the fade out
Where is everybody - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:29
Where is everybody
What's like without a little risk taking - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:26
What's like without a little risk taking
What's he doing here - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:31
What's he doing here
What the Hell is this - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:26
What the Hell is this
What are you talking about - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:59
What are you talking about
What are you people doing here - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:54
What are you people doing here
What are you doing here - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:05
What are you doing here
This is just disgusting - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:22
This is just disgusting
There's a new movie at the Jewel - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:55
There's a new movie at the Jewel
There's a depression on - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:31
There's a depression on
The nightclub singer - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:15
The nightclub singer
Somethin' on your mind - The Purple Rose of Cairo 01:01
Somethin' on your mind
So what were you thinking about - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:44
So what were you thinking about
Slip away from your husband tonight - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:45
Slip away from your husband tonight
Shouldn't you be getting back - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:21
Shouldn't you be getting back
Open the champagne - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:20
Open the champagne
Life's too short to spend time thinking about life - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:34
Life's too short to spend time thinking about life
Let's   let's just readjust our definitions - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:51
Let's let's just readjust our definitions
Let's get out of here and go somewhere where we can talk - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:33
Let's get out of here and go somewhere where we can talk
Just see how far you get - The Purple Rose of Cairo 00:42
Just see how far you get

Cast

Cecilia - Mia Farrow
Tom Baxter - Jeff Daniels
Theater Manager - Irving Metzman
Cecilia's Sister - Stephanie Farrow
Diner Boss - David Kieserman
Diner Patron - 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
Penny Pitcher - Paul Herman
Penny Pitcher - Rick Petrucelli
Penny Pitcher - Peter Castellotti
Ticket Buyer - Milton Seaman
Ticket Buyer - Mimi Weddell
Ticket Taker - Tom Degidon
Popcorn Seller - Mary Hedahl
Jason - John Wood
Larry Wilde - Van Johnson
The Countess - Zoe Caldwell
Arturo (as Eugene Anthony) - Eugene J. Anthony
Bandleader - Ebb Miller
Kitty Haynes - Karen Akers
Father Donnelly - Milo O'Shea
The Communist - Peter McRobbie
Usherette - Juliana Donald
Movie Audience - 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
Reporter - Ken Chapin
Reporter - Robert Trebor
Movie Goer - Benjamin Rayson
Movie Goer - Jean Shevlin
Movie Goer - Albert S. Bennett
Movie Goer - Martha Sherrill
Movie Goer - Gretchen MacLane
Movie Goer - Edwin Bordo
Policeman #1 - Andrew Murphy
Policeman #2 (as Thomas Kubiak) - Tom Kubiak
Raoul Hirsch (as Alexander Cohen) - Alexander H. Cohen
Mr. Hirsch's Lawyer - John Rothman
Hollywood Executive - Raymond Serra
Press Agent - George J. Manos
Waiter - David Tice
Maitre D' - James Lynch
Variety Reporter - Sydney Blake
Gil's Agent - Michael Tucker
Drugstore Customer - Peter Von Berg
Photo Double - David Weber
Hooker (as Glenne Headley) - Glenne Headly
Hooker - Willie Tjan
Hooker - Lela Ivey
Hooker (as Drinda La Lumia) - Drinda Lalumia
Music Store Owner - Loretta Tupper
Restaurant Patron - Marty Appel
Jerry Travers (archive footage) - Fred Astaire
Extra - Movie Theater - Murray Bandel
Hooker in background - Jacqueline Carol
Trumpet Player at the Copa - George Maniere
Dale Tremont (archive footage) - Ginger Rogers