The City of Purple Dreams
Cast & Crew
Miss Otis nearly hits a derelict with her car, and out of sympathy she gives him some money and advises him to "clean up and keep clean." Soon after, the derelict meets Esther, an anarchist who involves him in a plot to blackmail a banker. When he realizes that Miss Otis is the banker's daughter, the derelict tears up the banker's check but is arrested and committed to an asylum. Esther, who is in love with the derelict, helps him escape, and he resolves to attain a position of wealth and importance. After he earns his fortune, he rejects Esther's affections and asks Miss Otis to marry him.
A. D. Sears
This was the first release of the Exhibitors' Operating Corp. The film was shot at the Selig studios in both Los Angeles and Chicago. Some scenes were shot at the Chicago wheat pit.