Jeff and his family left the big city and settled in a rural area to farm. Some of the locals aren't happy to have a new neighbor and two of them try to wreck Jeff's water pump but Jeff fights them off. When one of the men dies under peculiar circumstances, suspicion falls on Jeff and the locals form a bloodthirsty mob to avenge their neighbor.
A magazine writer is sent to Los Angeles to do a feature story on a comedian who is an overnight sensation. He soon discovers that the man who provides such happiness to his viewers is really a braggart, a louse and a heel.
A woman witnesses a murder during a store robbery but claims the accused man is not the killer. After he is convicted and weeks away from his execution date, she sees the real killer, but the police are reluctant to reopen the case.