An innocent man convicted for the murder of his wife escapes to search for the guilty party, but is ultimately recaptured. Back in the death house, the moments tick by as the time of his execution gets nearer.
Three girls share a New York apartment, each with a dream they're pursuing. One wants to meet someone to love, one wants to marry a rich man, and last wishes to become a star. Each learns that their dreams come with high prices.
A widow tries to move on following the death of her husband, but her sisters stand in the way. One wants her to forge ahead while the other wants her to go into seclusion in memory of her departed spouse.
A small town girl moves to the city and falls in love with her ruthless, cut-throat boss. During the time she awaits his proposal, she transforms into a hard-boiled career woman. When she returns to her hometown, she finds she doesn't fit in anymore.
Fears lead to upheaval in Terry Ballard's life as he suffers a mid-life crisis at his 40th birthday. His wife wants them to buy a new house and he's been offered a new position at work. Terry afraid to risk the security of his current position for the better-paying offer, fearful of being out of work if the new job doesn't work out.
Prejudice almost destroys a family when a successful rancher disowns his only son for marrying a woman who's grandmother was a Sioux. The secret of the man's bigotry is revealed because of an unexpected tragedy.
A girl known for spinning fanciful stories witnesses a murder outside of her schoolroom window. Because of her reputation, no one believes her. What's worse, she realizes that the murderer saw her watching.
An unmarried middle-aged clerk at a marriage license bureau is a true romantic. He's always writing poems and bringing flowers for the young lovers who visit his office. He eventually falls for a widow, but starts to have second thoughts about marriage because of her superficial and self-centered ways.
Rosie escapes her dull life as an office secretary engaged for a decade to a dentist through her elaborate daydreams. When Rosie loses her job, she indulges her imagination by heading for Mexico armed with a Geiger counter.
A reserved college professor is fascinated by the portrait of a woman that hangs near his mens' club. While admiring the picture one day, he happens to meet its gorgeous blonde subject. This leads to an invite to her apartment, some champagne, and a murder.
On his own while his wife's away in Europe, henpecked Mr. Monroe decides he'll be the suave and adventurous man of his imagination. In his fantasies, he captures a diamond smuggler and a dangerous escaped convict.
A soft-spoken cowboy shows up in a small western town looking for work. The locals mistakenly assume he's a murderous troublemaker, causing great tension when he starts dating the real killer's girlfriend.
Authorities hope that their release a low-level war criminal will lead them to a Nazi Germany leader who "disappeared" after World War II. Following the released man, they're led to a small Connecticut town and a respected professor.