An unhappy couple watch as their daughter throws herself at an older man because he is a sophisticated artist. The daughter doesn’t know that her aunt is the man’s lover. At a weekend retreat, everything comes to a head when the mother plans to run off with the artist while a young man pursues the daughter.
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U.S. sailor Jimmy Harrigan, on shore leave in San Pedro, meets and falls for Sally Brent She promises to wait for him when he ships out to San Francisco, but Jimmy becomes jealous and tells her off when he learns Sally has entered a marathon dance contest sponsored by a lecherous snake named Baron Portola. Along with several of his Navy pals, Jimmy goes to the ballroom the night of the dance marathon, to try to change Sally’s mind and win her back.
Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper’s “Miss Lonelyhearts” advice column because he missed the scoop on a major earthquake whilst out on the town. Determined to be fired from the column he starts to give crazy advice to the readers, but this only makes him even more popular.
Stephen plays the Olympic-athlete husband of Claire, who in turn is the object of desire for Parisian millionaire Gerald Grey. To keep Stephen from catching on, Young hires Germaine to pose as his wife. Later, Gerald arranges to catch Stephen in a compromising situation with Germaine, thus leaving the field clear for Claire. But when Stephen falls for Germaine, Gerald finds that he is genuinely jealous!
A doctor who is also a “mentalist” confesses to a murder. The only problem is that the murder he’s confessed to hasn’t happened yet–although dead bodies are now starting to turn up all over the place. A reporter sets out to solve the “mystery”.
Benny and Flo are a husband and wife dance team, Sloane and Darrel, traveling around the country as part of a revue. The revue gets picked up and taken to New York City, to be on Broadway. However, it quickly folds, and the two are forced to look for other employment. They eventually find work in a nightclub, becoming famous. But while performing at the nightclub, Flo becomes entranced by a young, sophisticated millionaire playboy, Winston.
Mary, the headstrong daughter of a New England shipping magnate, elopes to California in the 1860s with her father’s employee. The young pioneers face many hardships both on the journey west and after their arrival, as they create a life, a family and a future together.
In 1925, John becomes President of the prosperous Warren Bank when Maggie retires. Six years later, John, Helen and the two children are happy in their home, but the two mother-in-laws are still bickering. When Lizzy inadvertently starts a run on the bank, it closes when Maggie learns that John has done what she had told him never to do – used the bank bonds for a get rich quick scheme.