While being operated on, a man dies but is brought back to life. However, he has no memory of his life prior to the operation. A government agent hears about it and decides that someone like him would be invaluable as an undercover agent.
After the Civil War ends, a rich horse rancher out West hires the Bannisters, a married Southern couple who lost everything in the war, to help run his ranch. What the Banisters don't know is that their new boss has more on his mind than breeding horses, and his plans include the pretty Mrs. Bannister.
Harrybell, an unconventional young Los Angeles composer, is sent to an institution for "psychiatric evaluation", because the authorities think his somewhat unusual outlook on life means he's crazy. He walks out of the facility with two other "crazies" to look for an inspiration for a musical tribute to L.A.
A law student invites the local District Attorney to appear at "The Griddle", a question-and-answer session that the law-school fraternity hosts. What the D.A. doesn't know is that the student is the brother of a man the D.A. sent to the gas chamber, and his real goal is to prove his brother's innocence and show up the D.A. for the corrupt, ambitious politician he believes him to be. Law student Darryl Cooper invites an ambitious D.A. to meet his fraternity brothers in 'the griddle,' a political question and answer session. The D.A. accepts, but soon wishes he hadn't,...
A newspaperman investigating the whereabouts of a notorious international criminal follows his leads to a lavish estate on a secluded Greek island. He's convinced that he's on to something when he's beaten up by thugs who warn him to get off the island.
Private detective Adam Steels looks into the death of a friend who worked for a millionaire Hollywood businessman. His investigation leads him to believe that his friend's former boss is somehow linked to the murder.
A woman walks into a police station with a pistol and a vial of nitroglycerin. It turns out that she is the widow of an infamous criminal shot and killed by a detective. She notifies the police that she is waiting for the detective who shot her husband and intends to kill him in front of his fellow officers.