A middle-aged man heading home talks a hitch-hiker into helping him regain his wife's affection. All the traveler has to do is come into the house and pretend to rob them, and the husband will disarm him and look the hero. The young man discovers after it's too late that he's been set up to commit a murder.
Newlyweds move into a house that recently saw a woman's murder for a still lost fortune, and the killer's escape. Slowly, through coincidences and ideas from a gossipy neighbor, the young bride begins to question her husband's identity.
Alaska prospector Jeff claims he didn't kill fellow gold hunter Arthur; he simply found the body. Fearing he'd be charged with the murder, he and his wife attempt a fast getaway, but are forced by a blizzard into the cabin of blind Tom. Tom has heard about the murder on the radio and goes to work pitting his visitors against each other.
Bill is infatuated with his sexy blonde co-worker Alice, but she remains cool to his advances. Hoping he can control her, Bill confronts Alice with his knowledge of her embezzling, but she also has proof of his questionable bookkeeping. Bill's obsession leads him to investigates her background and he comes to believe she's the dame wanted for the murder of a Chicago mobster.
A ventriloquist, popular on the vaudeville stage, murders his unfaithful, nagging wife in a fit of jealous rage, but feigns innocence to the police. His dummy, however, has seen all, and keeps no secrets.
A couple of new parents are unable to keep a nanny because none will follow the clinical rules in a new child-rearing book. John, head of an electronics company, has his staff develop a robotic nurse to care for the baby. The humanoid seems perfect, except for its inability to use judgment or give love.
A recently released convict vows revenge on the man that unjustly set him up. He meets a stranger who also has murder on his mind. They agree to kill each other's intended victims, so they can have perfect alibis.
Nurse Carroll doesn't follow the book in to attending to the old men under her care. She realizes that they need reasons to want to get better. Dr. McNaughton, however, is a rigid man who's frustrated trying to get her to follow the rules.
A Londoner, with his father, moves to a castle in Ireland to be near his fiancee. All three are tormented nightly by eerie wailing sounds coming from a cottage on the grounds. The woman is convinced that the noises are from Irish spirits upset that she's marrying a "foreigner." Enter professional "ghost finder" Dr. Carnacki who is sure he can shush the spirits.
During a stormy night at an old, isolated house in England, a lonely couple a visited by a strange little boy who seems dazed and uncommunicative, yet knows where things are in the house, and ghostly strains of "Long Long ago" can be heard.
A Londoner returns from a South Seas fortune-hunting expedition minus his son-in-law who suffered a tragic end. A nervous wreck, the man screams around the clock about "the third day" and a man named "Mungahra." Mungahra was the expedition's native guide who, before dying, placed a curse on the greedy, self-serving Englishman who treated him like a savage.
Monica is a lonely young girl who is schooled at home by her Uncle Stephen and his housekeeper. When Monica talks about her new playmates Mary and Elsie, her Uncle believes she is just imagining things. He grows more concerned when he himself begins to hear Monica's playmates throughout the house.