Expecting an emotional reaction, a man caught kissing another woman criticizes the wife for just pressing him on their business so the wife masquerades as her uninhibited sister dissuading him from business to underline her mindset.
In a small coastal village, an engaged couple is slowly being drawn apart by a rumour campaign concerning the woman's deceased husband. It's said that she lead him to suicide, but it soon appears that a lot of facts about him are being suppressed by his rich mother, who rules the town's fortunes.
Two news cameramen who use ruthless subterfuge in their rancorous competition chase a story of a brutal criminal during which one of them becomes a hostage to the criminal along with a woman for which both cameramen have designs.
Widow Janet Wilson and her daughter come for a holiday at a seaside cabin, where a local beachcomber gets friendly with them. He spends his time working driftwood into art, and she urges him to better himself. After finding they both lost spouses, a romance begins.
Over a tearoom lunch, a gypsy fortune teller informs Carlos that he will marry a brunette he meets after a short trip across the water and an encounter with some fire and smoke. His co-workers immediately pair him up with the bosses secretary, an attractive woman he likes but doesn't love. It takes an office costume party, and some help from friends, for him to meet the right brunette.
Teen-aged Katherine has a new friend, a more worldlier girl named Laura. Katherine's aunt Sheila trusts her implicitly, but after the two girls break curfew by switching places so Laura can see her boyfriend, suspicion is cast on what Katherine is doing.
Ex-con Frank Darin meets his onetime nemesis, the detective that put him in prison years ago. though they part friends, he is immediately suspected when the detective is found murdered. The possibility of a crooked cop on the force being responsible starts a plan to catch him that will clear Darin's name: he poses as an eyewitness to the crime under police protection.
An embezzler stalks a female subordinate who he has framed for the embezzlement after her failure to accept his advances and lies about a marriage to a private investigator he has hired to maintain information about the woman's location.
Gentlemanly conman Silas Burton shows up in Abbeyvale with his new young assistant in tow. He smooth-talks the town's merchants and politicians into staging "Remembrance Day," a celebration of Christmas during June. All he asks is a hefty fee to be paid by the stores for the increase in business he guarantees them. Getting in the way of his flimflam is his assistant's love for a local girl and a couple of clergymen who are onto his scheme.