It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While Brom is in prison, old "Peg-Leg" goes on the make for Brom's sweetheart. But, when "Peg-Leg" is forced to release Brom... Watch-out!
A rigid colonel wants his two sons to go to West Point. One son is just like his father; the other also wants a life on the side. Conflict develops when the father orders his son to drop his girlfriend and concentrate only on the military.
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.
In this romantic comedy, the titular Mrs. January, while fabulously wealthy, is a Communist at heart. Sensing that the Revolution is looming, Mrs. January relocates to a small New England town to pose as an impoverished woman in preparation for the triumph of the Proletariat. As luck would have it, her landlord turns out to be a widowed Republican former president.