When Mark Fleming uses his check to travel to Vienna to search for his sister who might have survived a WWII death camp that his parents did not, he falls in love with a woman who might turn out to be the sister.
A doctor and his nurse wife are kidnapped by a murderous bank robber to heal the robber's wounded partner on pain of death and the doctor uses his just received check to barter for his wife's life when the partner dies.
Andrew Cooley who has unsuccessfully worked a gold mine for years spends money freely when he receives his check and is pressured by devious business men to sell his worthless mine because the men believe his spending means its valuable.
Adopted daughter Sylvia Merrick, hated by the biological son of a father whose fortune the brother has squandered, is the victim just before her check arrives of a failed murder attempt planned by the brother to appear a suicide.
After receiving his check, Sandy Newell who has gone to Alaska to make a fortune to marry the woman he loves returns home to discover why the woman has sent him a rejection letter and finds that she is blind.
Gallery secretary Julie Sherman falls for aspiring artist Adam Spencer who cancels his proposal when Julie's boss determines Spencer is not ready for a gallery so when Julie receives the million she buys a gallery and Spencer's paintings.