Kyra Zelas is a very unusual girl, the doctor diagnoses her as being in the final stages of tuberculosis, when young Dr. Scott gives her an untested injection which miraculously heals her, leaving everyone surprised.
Gabbo, a ventriloquist meets a pretty blonde and asks her to become his assistant. He is a hit at the Palace, an old vaudeville theater, Pepe his dummy objects and refuses to perform. Pepe speaks and moves without the assistance of Gabbo and Gabbo helpless destroys the dummy with an axe.
Two weeks after its maiden voyage on May 13, 1941, the battleship Bismarck was spotted, torpedoed and sunk by the British in the North Atlantic. This was a crucial point in World War II for the Germans, taking more than 2,000 lives.
A widow named Mrs. Marsan lives in an apartment complex and pries into her neighbors' personal affairs. She is happiest when unsuspecting lovers argue and she can focus her opera glasses on them. Her innocently disingenuous nosiness helps to bring about a marriage between two cripples, a therapeutic romance for a depressed war widow, a happy ending in a sordid triangle affair. Even her death from heart trouble helps a friend, radical and fanatic, somehow learns a lesson in elementary humanity.
A clerk fantasizes himself as a young freckled faced vital boy unlike his present persona, a pale and pulseless man and has the boy in him stir to life the courage to tell his boss off and ask his girl to marry him.
Peter Decker returns from the American Civil War with a grudge against his neighbor, an army brigade troop leader. The showdown takes place according to the rules of the Wild West, where guns settled all conflicts but those rules are slowly being replace by civilization, and the rule of law.
A hard-boiled private eye receives a call from a small-town policeman who suspects an auto accident which involves the daughter of a prominent citizen is connected with the finding of the body of a young girl in the river.
A former OSS officer, Chris Jackson, is now teaching at a small university. Just as he's named head of the history department, an OSS agent asks him to rejoin. His services are needed by the government in "zone four."
Otis Block is found dead in the boarding house where he lived. Although one of his fellow boarders is undoubtedly responsible, their collectively eccentric personalities make the solution of the crime a difficult problem.
Orphaned at a young age, George, one of twelve siblings went to live with his grandmother, a woman with tremendous spirit and natural dignity in the wild west, which inspired George to become a writer of those less fortunate.