Millie Norman (Shelley Winters), a lonely and bored young housewife, tries to escape the drudgery of her day-to-day existence by withdrawing into fantasy. Recognizing her problem, Millie tries to pull herself out of this morass by throwing herself into PTA work, but is thwarted by her inconvenienced but clueless husband (Ed Nelson).
Professional bronco rider Hoby Dunlap was acquitted of treason during the Korean War, but his efforts to enter a rodeo contest are blocked by officials who fear audiences won't want a "traitor" in the rodeo. Rodeo star Mitch Guthrie fights to support Hoby.
An old ballplayer, thrown out of baseball due to a bribery scandal, becomes friends with a young phenom. The younger player is at first tainted by his association with the oldtimer, but eventually the truth about the scandal is revealed.
In the guise of Mr. Lucifer, a Madison Avenue executive, the devil summons all of his powers and know-how, including his attractive young assistant Hecate, to break the will and sinlessness of a young, kind, hardworking, and happily married architect named Tom Logan.
"Disquieting is the word for Stefan Tamarov's first visit to New York City. As Minister of Economics and Foreign Trade for a Communist satellite country, Tamarov has no trouble with his official duties; it's the 'little' things that bother him. His daughter Svezda is seeing an American reporter much too often, and his best friend Andreas Vrim, his country's UN delegate, has confided a few thoughts to Stefan that could be interpreted as treason."--TV guide, June 20, 1963.