During the First World War, a Canadian soldier, devastated by the recent death of his fiancee, arrives at the frozen Russian city of Archangel. While billeted with a local family, he is astonished to discover a woman that may or may not be the lover he thought lost. Unfortunately, she is suffering from amnesia and remembers nothing of their former passion. A rival suitor, claiming to be her husband and who may also be suffering from amnesia, is equally unsuccessful at winning her affection. The melancholy story plays itself out against the madness of the Great War.
British politician Clara Paige will do anything to get ahead, often to the detriment of her relationship with her husband, Gerald. When Clara believes that former business partner Michael Swanton is blackmailing her, she ruthlessly murders him, and enters an even more tangled situation as his daughter seeks her help in finding him. As the murderous plot thickens, Gerald has a surprising revelation that will further complicate Clara’s life.
A young girl from a broken home having problems in school and in her personal life, decides to run away to live with her father in the wilderness.
Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each school try to do whatever it takes to throw the opposing team off of their game.
A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it’s up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.
This story takes place during an experiment concerning psychological effects of mental fatigue on those locked in a fallout shelter for a long period of time. Twelve subjects are locked in a nuclear fallout shelter to see how long they can endure before mental breakdown occurs. After the experiment Dr. Herbert Monroe tells the world about this terrifying experiment and its outcome.
When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest. The lawyer’s empty talk about how the company’s greed should be punished is put into brutal action by Arthur, who tortures the manager in allegorical ways mimicking what loggers do to the forest.
Badly scarred in a childhood accident, Violet boards a bus in North Carolina on a pilgrimage to Oklahoma to visit a TV preacher, the one that heals. On the bus, she meets two soldiers on their way to Fort Smith.