Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Thomas Santschi and Colin Campbell, respectively the star and director of the 1914 hit The Spoilers, once more joined forces for The City of Purple Dreams. Santschi plays a bum who is accidentally bumped by an auto driven by wealthy Bessie Eyton. Only mildly upset by the accident, Eyton is appalled by Santschi's grungy, slovenly appearance. After being severely reprimanded by the girl, Santschi decides to clean up his act-not to mention his neck and feet. This angers his skid-row girlfriend, anarchist Fritzi Brunette, who plots an explosive revenge. The City of Purple Dreams was based on a novel by Edwin Baird.
poverty, survivor, anger, bum, car, city, class [social], injustice, loot, revenge, shout, soap, tension