The classic tragedy of the downfall of a good man in his folly. Paul Kriza, a respectable bank cashier, leaves his wife Anna and their children to seek greater fortunes in the big city. But instead of making his mark, he makes a mess of his prospects, and he ends up destitute. Ashamed to face his family, he remains in the city, and is presumed to be dead until, one day, he decides to revisit his former happy home.
A naive young doctor, in a misguided effort to impress a young woman, finds himself in over his head when a gangster client demands plastic surgery to achieve the perfect disguise.
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher’s mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there’s more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all… one way or another.
Tom and Cora Elliott love their active social life so much that they neglect their daughter Mary and son Les. Fred Mason, Tom’s neighbor and the doctor at the defense plant employing Tom, worries about the effect that Tom and Cora’s drinking and socializing have on the children….
In 1927 Chicago, the body of a theatrical agent is found in the apartment of his client, would-be dancer Roxie Hart, who lives with her husband, Amos. Convinced by two reporters that juries never convict pretty women and that she can garner fame by confessing, Roxie, who knows Amos is guilty, agrees. Amos hires snappy lawyer Billy Flynn to stir publicity, and Roxie is a sensation. But when public interest flags, Roxie fears she might be convicted after all.
An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them–and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.
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.
Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a free-lance spy for everybody who can afford his price. He tries to get information from US agent John Craig with help from immigrant dancer Maritza, but she falls in love with him. Craig becomes a special “guest” at Deresco’s casino, but there you can’t be sure of the occupation of everybody, as well as in their political intention…