A high-school bandleader captures the attention of a popular coed by winning a music contest.
Legendary composer Victor Herbert finds himself in the middle of a conflict between tenor John Ramsey and Ramsey’s wife, singer Louise Hall. As the couple’s marriage deteriorates, it’s revealed that Louise ventured to New York from a small town, met John and married him. John promotes his wife’s career until her fame far surpasses his own. The conflicts that erupt between the couple reflect the content of many of Herbert’s operas.
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy to bring it to him at a later stop on the river. When Patsy arrives without the money, both her and her father are made prisoners. So she sends her trained dog back to the showboat for help.
During the Nazi occupation of France, a British spy goes deep undercover to rescue an important atomic scientist from a concentration camp. He is assisted by a group of loyal stage performers who are willing to lay down their lives to thwart the enemy.
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents’ separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit’s Laughing place.
A group of students pay their way through school by forming a pop band called Toomorrow; sonic vibrations from a special instrument called a “tonaliser” cause an extraterrestrial to abduct the group, and have them entertain the Alphoid population.
An itinerant troupe of show-biz folks arrives in Cactus Creek. This band of traveling players consists of a hammy Shakespearean actor named Tracy Holland; Lily Martin,an ex-hoofer, and the young ingénue, Julie Martin. Edward Timmons is the show’s combination prop man, stage manager and extra, who has aspiration of becoming an actor. While the show is going on, local badman and leader of a bank-robbing gang, “Rimrock” Thomas steals everything that isn’t nailed down. This leads to several complications.
Impoverished aristocrat’s daughter Tommy Tucker is in love with radio announcer Bill Coverdale, but he is engaged to her more glamorous sister Angela, who he does not love. Seeking escape from this hopeless situation, and her life of genteel poverty, Tommy flees abroad to Biarritz to become a nightclub singer.