During the 1800s, Peru’s government sends 2 envoys to negotiate peace with the rebellious Incas but a treasure-hunter bandit shoots the Inca ruler and his son, leaving the 2 envoys to take the blame for it.
As a teenager has difficulty coping with his mother’s remarriage, he finds and nurses back to health a German Shepherd, but keeps him a secret for fear that his stepfather would return him to his original owner.
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.
Dog owner James Haggin buys “Big Red,” an Irish setter, for a large sum in hopes of making him a champion show dog. However, Big Red is unruly and does not take to being handled. At this point, Haggin meets Rene, an orphan boy who needs work, and makes him Big Red’s trainer. The two get along so well that Haggin fears the dog will not listen to anyone else. He tries to separate them, but the bond between Rene and Big Red has become too strong.
Upon the murder of a police agent in Tangier, North Africa, Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator, make a plan to break the notorious contraband ring who is responsible for the agent’s murder.
Pauli and his friend Daniel hop on their bikes and ride across the border to Mexico to try out a bar called Rosa’s Cantina, which happens to be next to the infamous El Diablo prison. Though some of the locals try to warn the two gringos away, Pauli unwisely insists on going in. In the course of the evening, he manages to start a fight with the many prison guards unwinding from work, and gets arrested.
Fortune hunter Mary Brooks, posing as a missionary’s daughter, strives to beat a couple of pilots, Terry Prescott and “Waffles” Billings, (who have turned pearl divers in order to buy a plane and join the Royal Air Force), out of their pearls, while also beating off the advances of Prince Sali who wants to add her to his harem.
Coralie, the daughter of an investment broker, faces a series of challenges when his father dies of a heart attack after losing all his money in poker.