A world-weary gambling woman in the far east is hoping that her sea captain boyfriend will marry her and take her to a romantic island home, yet he always comes up short. When the reds kidnap him, she secures the ransom money by cheating at a high stakes poker game with her old employer.
While her husband was still alive, Syd Charing enjoyed her life as a well-to-do socialite. Since his death, she has fallen on hard times. Now all she has left to remind of her of her halcyon days is a mink coat.
Celebrated pianist Margot LaChelle is asked to perform in a charitable concert which will benefit a struggling youth center. She declines the invitation, telling her manager that she has no desire to be involved with the children.
Elizabeth Mowry is told by her doctor to prepare her family and arrange her affairs, as she needs an emergency heart operation. Her daughter Susan though is resentful and is prepared to elope with her beau Jed.
Josephine Little stays busy with her business in post war Hong Kong but falls for the charms of a young boy Tadpole, who is homeless. She works to get him stateside clashing with government official Dobson in the process.
A conservative oil drilling company is run by a lady president, the widow of the man who started it. She upsets her board of executives by insisting that a former employee who was sent to prison for embezzling the company's payroll be paroled, but refuses to explain why.
Crusty old farmer and wealthiest man in town, Ironbank, sends for a bride and draws a middle aged woman and teen aged son. The boy gives him cool reception, and repeatedly displeases him. Soon his real father, a gunman, whom was assumed dead all along, shows up looking to blackmail his wife.
Three wives of Strategic Air Command pilots, all of different temperaments, come together to wait for their men to return from a dangerous flight. We see how one (Barbara) has had a difficult time arguing with her husband, trying to get him to quit and take a higher paying, far safer civilian job.
A lady psychiatrist is assigned to evaluate a scruffy horn player with a violent streak. Though much younger than the doctor, he becomes obsessed with her and humiliating her. His psychotic fixation leads to stalking her to her apartment.Trouble is she can't get the other doctors to believe her.
Summer stock producer Cara Lester is seeking financial backing to move a new play to Broadway. She finds a willing patron in Jack Harrison. There's just one hitch: Harrison wants an established star to take over the lead.
Through with her marriage to a doctor, a self-centered woman prepares to close up her beachfront home and fly off to Paris. She leaves the last details to her butler. A woman is let in who claims to be her husband's paramour, but turns out to be in cohoots with the butler, and plan to kill the woman and take her money and valuables.
In the high-pressure world of the garment industry, one woman runs a successful company of her own, yet her best designs suddenly appear being produced by her competitors, as her boyfriend keeps trying to get her to leave the business and marry him.
Two wealthy old spinster sisters put an ad in the paper for a man to board with them, and it's answered by a grifter named Charlie. They fall for him, and soon are jealously vying for his attentions. He plays them off one another until both are ready to poison the other.
Josephine Little, an expatriate American importer-exporter of sometimes unscrupulous dealings, is recruited by Central Intellegence Agency operatives in Hong Kong to help recover an American born scientist away from the communists, holding him him in North Viet Nam.She goes through with the dangerous mission, in hopes of securing a scrap metal deal with the U.S. government.
when her sister's little boy becomes serious ill and must go into hospital for a dangerous operation, she visits the estranged father while pretending to be a wealthy eccentric.The hard part is that he has no idea he is a father, the fact kept from him by a spiteful spouse.
Her overbearing and jealous husband drives a woman to leave him and seek a divorce with a sleazy lawyer. They begin an affair and the plan grows into a plot to frame the husband for her murder as the illicit couple skip the country with valuable documents.
In 1890's San Fransisco, saloon keeper Trixie is reunited with an old lover, a returning prisoner of war. She finds his ardor cooled when he finds her partners with a notorious hijacker. After shooting a detective, the crook hides in Trixie's house-but will she protect him?
After the sudden death of her little girl, a nervous woman goes into a trance-like catatonic state. Her friends and family debate what to do with her.After friends and doctors are stumped, the solution is found in the form of a Hawaiian doll.
In a small Midwestern town in 1905, a scheming woman dominates her two weak- willed brothers. She has her deceased father's will forged to give her control over the family fortune and risks it all on a plot of land she believes will be needed for a factory that will be built.
As countless old and sick people are forced to leave Red China, they seek medical help from a small free clinic run by an American in Hong Kong. He's running out of needed medicine, but a wealthy friend secures some through her black market contact, but he double crosses them when the bottles are switched.
Escaping a cruel husband, socialite Fran Elick and her deaf son take a bus in the rural countryside during a stormy night. An accident throws the boy out of the bus,and leaves a power line spitting a deadly electric current on it's metal frame, lethal if touched.
After the death of her husband, Madge Terry goes to a psychic accompanied by her sister-in-law Helene. Pierre claims to be in touch with the deceased's spirit, which Madge fears will reveal something she wants kept secret.
When a well off family hires a nurse to care for a new baby, she discovers that the mother has no interest in it, and is in fact scared of being a mother. Her husband is a childish, hard to handle dolt, and the mother-in-law is mean and overbearing.
Past closing time at an out of the way nightclub, the woman that runs it waits for the last customer to leave, then hears on the radio of an escaped killer mental patient is in the area. When another man shows up,she enlists his help-but then realizes HE might actually be the wanted man.
Just ahead of vicious revolutionaries, an American engineer and his wife escape from their home, a jungle oil field. Soon, they are hijacked by counter revolutionaries, and get caught in a gunfight and chase. They join one in his quest to keep religious items from falling into the wrong hands, and along the way the man reveals intimate secrets about his past to his wife.
Famous newspaper woman Nelly Bly goes to a far western Indian reservation looking for a story, and finds a doctor in charge, one that seems to start fights more than solve problems. She threatens to write a damning story on him, but has a change of heart after talking to his niece and accompanying him on an errand of mercy.
After her boss dies, Louise Forest is accused of embezzlement by Mr. Carlisle, one of the partners. After admitting it, she leaves to think over her options, then meets Joe who has been sent to cause her harm.
A lady lawyer and her author husband encounter a starving young woman and her baby, and take them in. Soon they discover she's a Czech refugee that is hiding from a local rich woman she worked for as a maid, and who wants to take away the child.The lawyer takes up the case and discovers secrets about the vindictive matron.
A craggy old police detective and a young reporter investigate a safe cracking. They suspect an old ex-con offender, now living with his daughter's family. He turns himself in, confessing everything, though the detective smells a rat. Meanwhile, the actual perpetrators plan another job.
In a semi-comedic tale of frontier times, a woman named "Chris Mathews" is sworn in as a pro tempore sheriff, but she decides she'll run for the office in an upcoming election. The men of the town decide to show her up with a fake robbery, but the robber double crosses them.