The jurors in a murder trial take their seats in a small, drab room to decide the defendant's fate. At first, all the men vote guilty bar one, who still has many questions not answered in court. Through theories and re-enactments, others change their minds, but one man is adamant that he'll never change his vote and won't listen to reason.
When a stranger to a small town is beaten up by a locals, upright residents gather, inexplicably, against their will to the town hall. Once assembled, they find they can't leave and time has stopped. All talk about the stranger, (also present). Some express rage for his views and reveal their misguided ideas of American patriotism, which are really prejudices against freedom of thought and free speech.
A disc jockey is involved in a murder. As he played peekaboo with a psychopathic killer and tangled with the police, turntables all over the place kept spinning a record called "Let Me Go, Lover", the murderer's favorite song, of course.
In 1929, twelve-year-old orphan Bill Caldwell is sent to stay with his eccentric grandmother when his aunt and uncle go to Europe. Down on her luck in Detroit, Grandma rents out 22 rooms of her 25-room house. Every March, the circus comes to town and some of the more interesting characters stay at Grandma's. Young Bill learns much more about life interacting with his Grandma and her colorful boarders than living with his stuffy aunt and uncle.
In a shabby western town in 1900, a stranger gets off the train, goes to the sheriff's office, and kills him. His mild-mannered son takes over his position and tries to find the killer and avenge his father's death.
A doctor living in the quiet desert of Arizona experiments with keeping monkeys' brains alive after the animals have died. When a plane crash occurs nearby the doctor brings a seriously injured, ruthless millionaire to his home and it is apparent that the man is dying. The doctor then preserves the man's brain and it begins to exert a malignant influence.
A "retread" Master Sergeant is called back into the service and it seems to his wife that most of their 10 years of marriage have been spent moving from base to base. When a young and lovely girl enters the picture the wife fears that love alone cannot hold her husband.
In an old Louisiana plantation, the the furnishings and the once great family are fading fast.The matriarch desperately tries to hold on the a gazebo that's slated for destruction as part of a building project, as well as holding her daughter to an unwanted marriage, though she loves the builder.
A mild-mannered bookkeeper, belittled by his family and his coworkers, is to get his picture in the paper when he is named his company's head bookkeeper. The picture is in the paper all right, but he is mistakenly named the chairman of the city's anti-vice crusade.
The drab companion of an elderly hypochondriac is transformed into a lovely woman when she falls in love with a young man she met at the opera, but she lies to him about herself, claiming she's the educated daughter of a famed operatic diva.
A man named Parker prefers the companionship of the pigeons in the park to that of the human race. One day, as he sits feeding his friends, Parker is approached by a gentleman who wishes to rehabilitate him.
An elderly man has lost touch with his son when he receives a surprise visit from his son and his wife who come for a visit. They find that a pair of parasitic drifters have moved in with the old man and are "sponging" off him.
A young lawyer bucks public opinion in his defense of an accused killer. When the killer suspect escapes while visiting the scene of the crime with the lawyer, life becomes very unpleasant for the defender.
A woman is found strangled in a plush hotel room and sitting dazedly by is an ex-convict who tells police he is guilty. Flashback to ten years before when the man and woman first met and events leading up to the slaying with a tall dark stranger.
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
A young wife invites her rival to dinner and sees that her husband is still interested in the old flame. He takes the woman home and is gone for several hours. In the morning, the woman is found dead in her hallway, the victim of a fall down the stairs that could have been accidental or could have been murder.
Two men trapped in a mine fear that the end is near and the one man confesses to the other about a crime that he committed. Upon their rescue, the man enters a new trap as his confidence might be exposed.