Gen. Stanton Brisk, on the day of his retirement from the Army, visits his wife Edith in a sanitarium. Ever since the day their son Edward was killed in the war, she has blocked off her mind to 24 years of married life and returned to the time when Edward was 12 and her husband was just a captain.
With the return of young Wilfred Kirby from his job in British West Africa, the Kirby family is still not completely reunited. Stella, who left nine years ago for a career in the theater, still remains out of the family fold.
A girl who lives on a boat with her father and brother feels that a newspaper editor's attentions toward her are a means of getting her father to stay in town and to continue his job as a linotype operator with the newspaper.
The Shakespeare classic, done live for this daytime color series, the first time a two part story was offered. It tells of a woman, a rich merchant's daughter about to be married to a man she loves, but a devious rival to the groom sets up an incident to fool him into thinking she's been sleeping around just before the wedding day.