Eighteen years have passed since the arrival of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island. The last of these mutineers has just died and the island is now populated solely by their widows and children including Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian. Onto this island now comes a band of shipwrecked sailors, bringing with them a lust for women and a greed for black pearls.
In person, child film star Kathy O’Rourke belies her sweet image. Studio publicity man Harry Johnson must keep Celeste, a national magazine writer, from discovering this when writing a piece on Kathy. This won’t be easy; Celeste is Harry’s ex-wife. To Harry’s surprise, Kathy and Celeste make friends; it seems all Kathy really needed was love… But when Kathy runs away to join Celeste, Harry is suspected of kidnapping.
Their assignment amounted to “kill or be killed.” During World War II, just prior to D-Day, a seven-man contingent arrives on the French coast with orders to help wipe out a German communications center three miles inland. There’s suspense as the men attempt to hold the captured building against the enemy and their snipers.
The appearance of an unknown “missile-like” object in nearby space leads a European nation to fire a rocket at it. Though the rocket intercepts the unidentified object, the explosion only diverts the missile into an orbit around the Earth. Racing five miles above the earth, its passage causes widespread devastation of the land below.
World War II, Japan: Saburo, a Tokyo-based student, meets Keiko, an illustrator of propaganda posters, in a bomb shelter during an air raid on the city and becomes infatuated with the young woman. After several more chance encounters, a tender, yet passionate love develops between the two. Their relationship, however, remains unconsummated as Saburo is called up to the front to fight as a soldier of Japan’s imperial army. As time goes on, Japan’s war of aggression becomes a lost cause, which threatens to destroy the prospects of the lovers’ ever meeting again…
Jim Deakins is a frontiersman and Indian trader who is making a perilous journey with a group of other men up the Missouri River to get a large haul of furs from friendly Blackfoot Indians. The problem is that they have to get through hostile Indian territory first and they find that they have seriously underestimated the difficulties they will undergo. The large body of men who started the journey are gradually whittled down until only a hardy few, like Deakins, are left.
Tormented and scared girl escapes from being hit at night on a barren road. The driver rescues and shelters her in a mansion belonging to his mistress. He discovers that she is running away from a psychotic husband, and due to the gracious assistance, falls madly in love with her. When the caretaker of the mansion discovers a ransom offered for who find the young woman, he tells her whereabouts to the husband, who ruthlessly pursues their victim.
Michiyo moved to Osaka two years ago, when her husband Hatsunosuke who works at a stock brokerage was transfered from Tokyo. She wash, cook and clean 365 days a year. All the dreams and hopes she had when they got married five years ago seems to be gone. From here on we follow the everyday life of Mr. and Mrs. Okamoto.