When the debaucherous and womanizing ex-monarch King Alfred VII notices Dorothy Ellis, a chorus girl at the Folies Bergère, he asks his loyal subjects to invite her to his place. But the former king’s subjects take a liking to Ellis and conspire to bring the two together by convincing her to play hard to get. When Ellis finds herself falling for Alfred, she laments that he could never marry a commoner and makes up a lie that may complicate their plans.
A con man gives a lemon candy to a paralyzed millionaire, assuring that it will cure him, and convinces him to give him a hundred dollars to bet on a horse. Wally knows that the horse can not win, but he bets on it anyway and his partner runs away with the money. Wally marries and has a son, but the woman dies during childbirth. His partner appears, who has married his lifelong girlfriend, and offers to take care of the child, but also the millionaire reappears, who has cured his ailment. Life changes for Wally.
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Meg is a secretary in a motivational research firm. She arrives in New York and uses the firm’s resources to help land a husband. During house to house interviews, she gets caught in a raid of a local brothel and a series of comedic adventures follow.
Young man just out of college tries to persuade his father, who owns a record company, to start signing up rock ‘n’ roll acts. The musical highlights in The Big Beat are provided by such luminaries as Gogi Grant, Fats Domino (“I’m Walking”), and The Diamonds.
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
Columbia and Universal were the leading purveyors of well-crafted “little” pictures in the 1950s. It was Universal who put together Reunion in Reno, which opens with little Maggie walking into the offices of divorce-attorney Norman, demanding a divorce from her parents! It seems that Maggie is an adoptee, who fears that she’ll be left in the lurch when mom and dad become natural parents, which will happen very soon. As Norman strives to solve his youthful “client”‘s problems, problems, he decides at long last to wed his own fiancee Laura — though if ever there was a strong argument against marriage and parenthood, it is the precocious Maggie.
A parody and satire of the U.S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.