When the bride’s mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom’s father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.
Mattie Appleyard has spent the last 40 years behind bars and is finally out. A model prisoner and a hard worker, Appleyard saved up over $25,000 while in prison and entrusted the money to prison guard “Doc” Council. Appleyard, along with his two ex-con friends, plans to become a respectable citizen by using the money to open a general store — but it soon becomes clear that Doc and an unscrupulous banker have no intention of letting him go straight.
Jancy Edwards works for Cambria Records and is managing the personal appearance tour of songster Billy Weber. While at a college, they hear a performance of a song that Billy wants. Janey meets with the composer, Grant Sanborn, who happens to also be the music instructor at the school. Jancy returns to the record company with a disc of Sanborn’s songs that he gave to her to play for her boss, Jason Ambrose. He is not interested in the kind of songs on the record, but likes Grant’s voice and wants to sign him to a contract. The story gets intersting when Grant only wants to sing folk songs and the record company wants him to sing popular songs.
Former boxing champ Maxie Rosenbloom plays a lampooned variation of Hopalong Cassidy, with all the standard western cliches in evidence. “Skipalong” Rosenbloom is depicted as the star of a heavily commercialized TV kiddie show, presided over by a smarmy announcer. The plot proper finds “Skipalong” at odds with western bad guy Butcher Baer, played by Rosenbloom’s onetime ring opponent Max Baer.
A bawdy collection of jokes, bedroom sketches and courtroom scenes is presented in this ribald revue.
Bernie Fishbine is overweight. He stops at the neighborhood store to buy some chocolate kisses every day. This is where he meets Theresa Garabaldi. Then they take the same bus route every evening. Theresa invites Bernie to see her play piano at her father’s restaurant. It is here that she gets him to join a gym. Theresa is in college and gets the idea to write about Bernie’s weight problem for her thesis. She does this without telling Bernie. Meanwhile, Bernie is falling in love with Theresa, and vice versa.
High school students struggle for social status and acceptance from the opposite sex in Out Of It. Paul is the shy boy who asks the blonde cheerleader Christine for a date. The two see Romeo and Juliet, but Christine tells Paul she is feeling ill. After he brings her home, he discovers she made the excuse to keep a date with Russ, the quarterback on the football team.
Leo, an egocentric, sexist businessman, who thinks he’s God’s gift to women, gets a taste of his own medicine when he tries picking up the wrong woman: a murderous psycho who shoots him. Leo falls off a bridge and emerges from the river, inexplicity transformed into a beautful woman. Naming herself Cleo, she (he) begins to place herself in Leo’s life. While avoiding sexist office types and trying to find a way to turn herself back into a man, “Cleo” begins to develop her own personality that begins to take over Leo’s.