The story of John Peter Zenger who fought British rule in the American colonies and printed materials against King George III. This case is important to American historians and champions of the First Amendment because it represented a strong repudiation of British libel law and also marked an important fissure in the relationship between the American colonies and the mother country.
A magazine writer is sent to Los Angeles to do a feature story on a comedian who is an overnight sensation. He soon discovers that the man who provides such happiness to his viewers is really a braggart, a louse and a heel.
A young woman's car breaks down in front of an abandoned garage which is used as headquarters for a band of crooks. Her sudden appearance on the scene causes some unforeseen complications in the gang's plans and she unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a planned robbery.
Tommy Thompson, a streetwise New York sportswriter, falls in love with beautiful, demure Carla, a receptionist and tour guide at a museum in Rome. Carla's father, the museum's curator, and her fiance, his associate, both oppose Tommy's attentions to Carla. Although the odds are against him, Tommy wins the girl by saving Carla's father from disgrace and ruin.
A woman witnesses a murder during a store robbery but claims the accused man is not the killer. After he is convicted and weeks away from his execution date, she sees the real killer, but the police are reluctant to reopen the case.
The story of a lonely child, Dick Heldar, who grows up to become a war artist. Following the British Army into battle, he experiences many difficulties and internal struggles while providing some outstanding descriptions of the desert and desert warfare.
The mysterious disappearance of intelligence officer Steve Spence, after writing a letter to his wife in New York asking for a divorce comes under suspicion from his wife. She doesn't believe that he wrote the letter and a search for the agent is started.
Opera diva Marcia Vernon loses her voice. Though Mark, her irresponsible husband, and Carol, her secretary, are both devoted to her, they otherwise oppose each other. Marica's surgery and the aftermath bring surprising revelations to all three.
A wealthy 70-year-old woman believes money can do everything, especially if one has as much as 70 million, the estimated fortune of Jenny Pratt. Piano tuner Jack O'Hara comes to Mrs. Pratt's home to tune her piano and finds himself living in her mansion, seven hours of daily piano practice for a year.
Captain Miles reads the pathetic appeals of his buddy to his young wife back home that she write to him. Miles finds himself hating the unknown woman, until he has the opportunity to meet her and discover the trouble.
A priest working the Mission Church on Bowdoin Street in Boston is threatened with condemnation. The church is in such disrepair and with no funds to rebuild, the situation is hopeless. The Mission affects the lives of everyone in the neighborhood, even garage mechanic Johnny and his wife Jebby as well as the wealthy Lydia Brunall all come to see Father Ferris.
On opening night, a playwright sits in a bar interacting with well-wishers and remembering the problems of getting a play ready for Broadway while anxiously awaiting the verdicts of the eight newspaper reviewers.
A musical version of the French fairy tale that begins once upon a time in the slightly mythical city of New York where a young woman named Jean lives on a very real street called Tenth Avenue. Jean is so beautiful that everyone loves her, but she is in love with a Prince Charming she has never met, TV crooner Borden Crane.