A timid bank teller named Harold asks Mr. Angel for help in attracting Nancy, the teller at the next window. Mr. Angel grants Harold his wish and Nancy agrees to a date -- except that she chooses a restaurant on the 26th floor, and Harold is claustrophobic and secretly terrified of elevators.
A woman named Jane is about to get an inheritance but she wants to find her long lost twin sister first, so she can give her share and so far has been unable to. When she helps someone, Mr. Angel shows up to grant her a wish. And what she wishes is to find her sister. Now he tells her he can't make her find her sister just like that. He can make sure she's on the right track. And it takes her to people who know her sister and some not fondly.
An orphan gives another orphan who's been adopted his suitcase. That's when the Angel goes to see him and offers him a wish. And he wishes for a family but he's at the age that most people don't want to adopt. He runs away from the orphanage and is taken in by a man who runs a rib joint. And they bond.
When a singer-guitarist asks Mr. Angel for a "big break" in show business, she winds up breaking her foot instead. However, her visit to the hospital ultimately leads to the break she'd been hoping for.
Eager to free himself from burdensome alimony payments, Adam Hastings wishes for his wife to remarry. The granting of this wish leads to new worries, however, with a stepfather now in his children's lives.
When a tailor gives a young man credit on a suit he made for him, Mr. Angel comes to see him and offers him a wish. He wants to win something special. The man is also a chess enthusiast, he has a very expensive chess set. At a place where he goes to play chess, an arrogant chess champion puts his cup there. And thinking getting the cup is his wish. he challenges the man for his cup against his chess set. But on the day he's suppose to play he breaks his glasses and can't see.