Three men are dispatched to west Africa on a search for diamonds. After finding a rich mine, they learn that the man who hired them plans on cheating them out of their share. To preserve their stake on the diamonds, the three draw to determine who will kill their boss.
Mr. Broxopp has become fabulously wealthy making Broxopp Beans for Babies, the most popular brand in England. Despite his riches, he is shunned by the "better people" of society. When his son becomes engaged to a wealthy, young society woman, the boy wants to change his name to something more dignified. Mr. Broxopp is pushed too far when he's asked to change his name to Sir Chillingham.
A hat comes flying through a young woman's window, followed quickly by its owner. The man is an author who's looking to hire a secretary. She's gets the job and soon is trying to transform his fiction into reality.
While on a cruise, an author becomes acquainted with a lovely young woman. Although nothing happens between them, the writer pens a story about their nonexistent romantic escapade. Upon reading the story, the woman believes that the author is married to an invalid wife and wishes to be rescued from his horrible life. She's more than happy to do that for him.
A young woman, Mary, is about to take her life at a British museum. Michael enters, talks her out of it and the two fall in love. Sixteen happy years later, the couple face a murder rap thanks to a blackmailer who's suddenly appeared.
Outside of his always unsuccessful campaigns for the Senate, Judge Homer Peabody lives a quiet life in small-town New Hampshire. That changes when an artist paints a mural at city hall that includes a woman wearing very little. The judge comes to the artist's assistance, defending him against the upset locals. Funny thing about the woman in the painting: she bears a striking resemblance to the judge's daughter.
Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of their mysterious brew and passes out. When he wakes up under a tree he is astonished to find that 20 years have passed and things are a lot different. This is a charming story about how America changed due to the revolutionary war, only in a different and more subtle way than ever told before.
Husband and wife writers in Hollywood have professional differences. His writing is unsuccessful but she sells everything that she pens. Eventually, the husband wants a divorce but he must put his plans on hold when a French orphan arrives at their home.
During World War II, an American G.I., who went overseas and fell in love with a French girl, returns to Kansas and a job at a filling station, all the while never forgetting his French love. When he learns that she is coming to New York, he and his pals go to meet her. In New York, he and the French girl are suspected of illegal activities concerning some jewels picked up in the war and the story of their romance in France is told in flashback.
The plans of a young widow to remarry are in jeopardy because of rumors about her past. Mrs. Dane denies that she is the same woman who was involved in an scandal with a married man. She has plausible evidence to support her claim and she almost convinces everyone of her identity.
Lobblies, little invisible creatures, are seen only by Mr. Mergenthwirker, a sweet little man who's pure of heart. The Lobblies insist on doing kind things for him like bringing him his slippers; those not of "pure heart" see only the slippers floating mid-air. Friends that he tells of the Lobblies insist he see a psychiatrist.
The wife of a college professor has grandiose dreams for her husband. She has plans for him to be come the head of his department, but instead, her ex-fiance gets the position. This leads her to get rid of the ex because he's now blocking her husband's career.