A sleazy lawyer gains clients by showing up at terrible accidents. His boss is determined to stop him so he hires a pretty girl to cozy up and coerce the truth out of the ambulance-chaser. Unfortunately, the boss doesn’t count on the romance factor and sure enough, love blossoms between the girl and the shyster.
After getting caught cheating his bookmaking boss over a high-stakes pinball wager, Neil Gallagher leaves his Corpus Christi home for Los Angeles, hoping to make it big as a folk rock balladeer. With best friend Henry in town as his manager, Neil finds only failure, but when they come across a streetsmart 14-year-old pinball whiz named Tilt, he envisions a plan to get rich quick and save face in his hometown.
In this WW II propaganda piece a wealthy American society matron refuses to sacrifice her material comforts to aid the war effort until she realizes that her selfishness is cheating the boys overseas who are fighting for her freedom.
Near the turn of the century, John, his wife Maidi and their young son David are shipwrecked on a remote island. Resigned to the fact they may never be rescued, John teaches David how to survive on his own, and instills in him a macho philosophy that the strong will always defeat the weak. As the years pass, David grows to adulthood, and he begins formulating his own interpretation of his father’s teachings — as the stronger man, he is now ruler of the island, and that the island’s only woman should rightfully be his.
A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, and his ghost must wander restlessly unless someone sheds a tear for him.
In this melodrama, a rich young man marries an impoverished young woman and incites the wrath of his snooty parents who are being utter hypocrites because their fortune is in a most precarious state. To help restore the familial wealth, the parents try to force the young bride into having an affair with a prominent banker. The ploy succeeds and the money begins rolling in. But when the tryst comes to light, the bride leaves them and becomes a dressmaker.
Based on the novel by Joan Didion, this film chronicles the rise and fall of one woman’s acting career. Model Maria Wyeth is discovered by director Carter Lang, who marries her. When Lang divorces her and her best friend commits suicide, she has a nervous breakdown.
Good-natured gambler Marty Black falls into ownership of a booking joint but soon falls on hard times. His one out is a marker for half-ownership in a young thoroughbred, which he quickly calls in. He discovers the other owner to be a young woman from an old horseracing family who wants to protect her colt almost as much as Marty wants to rush him into big races for a fast buck. While they clash, Marty soon comes to understand the human bond with the horses and what it means to be a thoroughbred.