A woman enters a private estate which has access to a lake,strips down to a bathing suit and goes swimming. She is pulled underwater by a mysterious scuba diver and held until she drowns. The local police determine her death to be purely an accident but an investigator from out of town is not so sure about that.
In Los Angeles,a wealthy man has a brief scuffle with a Spanish laborer and is accidentally hurt.Feeling the incident was actually a vicious attack,he vows to track down the Spaniard.He does find the man's daughter and by accident causes her to become hurt.Now the Spaniard becomes the hunter and is out for revenge.
In Carmel,California the police arrest a vagrant young girl whose true name and age cannot be verified.She could be the long missing daughter of a wealthy widow. Hoping to finally solve the case,the police decide to test their theory and force a visitation between the two.There is a surprising twist at the very end.
Five men trapped in an underground Research Center determine that their oxygen will run out before they can be rescued They decide to have a "lottery" to choose who will have to die so the rest can live.After being saved,the four survivors are charged with murder and find the outcome could be fatal.
A young man returns to Santa Marta, California after seven years,having been paroled on a ten year term for raping a local girl.He finds resentment from his father and the townsfolk.What no one will believe is that he is innocent.His "plan" to clear himself runs into a problem-he is set up to take a fall again.
In 1943 a somewhat shell-shocked pilot is put back into action after being shot down for the second time in his total of four missions. However, he is shot down again and ends up in a German POW camp. He escapes to smuggle out intelligence information. On his way back to England he plays a game of cat-and-mouse with the Nazis.
An overly stressed, financially strapped, high powered businessman goes on a sales trip and wakes up suffering from amnesia after being assaulted. He settles in a small town, meets a nice girl and gets a simple satisfying job. Then his memory returns. He goes back to his old life and finds unhappiness. What will he do?
An "overdeveloped genius" teenage boy has periodic fits of violent anger. Accompanied by a C.I.D. officer and a psychiatric nurse he is driven by car from his home in L.A. to a military installation in Kansas for diagnosis. During the journey several odd incidents occur and eventually the boy is missing. Is it kidnapping or foul play?
In Majorca,Spain the U.S. Special Envoy is investigated for accepting bribes from organized crime while in his former position of D.A. The U.S. government uses an unlikely undercover operative - an international playboy worth 18 million dollars. The playboy begins the search for evidence by romancing the Special Envoy's secretary.
Police authorities in Chicago are seeking serial killer "Georgie Porgie." His M.O. is to murder blondes with a "cheap" reputation. He was thought to have "gone south for the winter" after a killing in Tennessee. But he has returned to Chicago and kills a woman in the middle of a strip club. Georgie Porgie is somewhere on the Illinois Tollway. However, the manhunt is complicated by a missile convoy moving through the Chicago area.
A mysterious unfriendly man comes to a remote mountain town to buy supplies and causes the locals to wonder why he is there. He further puzzles them when he sets up a homestead next to a long played out mine and puts up a 'No Trespassing' sign. Meanwhile, the owner of the town's General Store and his daughter are battling their own demons.
In Wickfield, Mass. (just outside Boston) a quiet clean-cut young man confesses to murdering his wife. A local attorney who is dying agrees to see the man and comes away feeling there is a more to the case than premeditated murder. He finds there are motives involving the man's "pure" mother and "tramp" wife. Helping this man brings peace to the dying attorney.
A hustler seduces an entrancing rich woman in Rio de Janeiro, while a sch-lumpy mystery man tails both. Hairsprayed Linda Stevenson plays coy with the conman during Carnivale - while he's uncharacteristically candid. The young American girl in Ipanema remains masked, trying unsuccessfully to blend into the Brazilian stock scenery by changing Carnaby Street outfits constantly, wondering whether she should stay a tourist among the golden people - or chance North of the border romance with her charming fellow U.S. citizen.
An alcoholic, loudmouth, unemployed man on the verge of losing his wife and son is arrested for murder. He actually is a witness to who committed the crime but no one except a family friend believes him to be innocent. He becomes a hero to his neighbors as the murdered man was a drug dealer and begins to revel in the glory. When his friend finds the real killer it may be too late as the "hero" is now fully prepared to go to prison.
A newspaper writer/novelist tells his analyst about his experiences with a man who was a once a rebel in Spain, a gangster in New York and is now back in Spain after U.S. authorities deported him. The writer also recalls his love for the man's girl and how revealing his feelings lead to an unhappy ending for all concerned.
In the San Diego area (at Coronado) a family heirloom/good luck piece ring is sold by a man's mother to raise money. A spinsterish school teacher on vacation from Philadelphia buys the ring at a gift shop and the man, just too late to buy it back, decides to romance her to recover the good luck piece. As time passes the relationship becomes more important than the ring.
A stern Lucas County, California "letter of the law" judge is kidnapped and "sentenced" to death by a man he once sentenced to death. The one-time Death Row prisoner recalls the agonies he went through as he awaited death by gas chamber. As his story is detailed tension builds and two questions remain to be answered-(1) "Will the judge crack?" and (2) "Will the execution be carried out?"
In San Francisco,an elderly cabinet maker has saved $62,000 and does not want his wife to inherit it when he dies.A lawyer explains how the man can leave it to his intended-an orphaned niece.The man fears his wife is trying to kill him and wants to provide for his niece and her love,an abused deaf and dumb cousin.The man is right-he is murdered.The cousin is blamed and later saves the niece from the murderous wife.
France 1944 and in a secret camp men prepare for a daring mission. The unusual thing is that they are German soldiers who will masquerade as U.S. troops in order to cause confusion and buy time for a last gasp German Offensive. Later,five U.S. G.I.'s travel toward the front lines and begin to suspect each other of being a German infiltrator.
In tiny Cedar Bay a tightly wound,much decorated Korean War veteran has plans to establish a para-military organization called the U.S. Vigilance Committee. Local teenagers show the man no respect and later decide to play a Halloween "prank" on him.The prank causes the re-awakening of a bad experience the man suffered during the war-and may lead to death.
In small-town Hainesville, California a kindly jewelry store owner feels guilty after killing a young Mexican man during a hold-up attempt at his store. The boy's sister is angry and wants revenge. She takes advantage of the jeweler's compassion and loneliness and gets close to him-a little too close for both of them. Later, she finds the man who truly was to blame for her brother's death.
A military air transport plane on a 15 hour flight from Tokyo to Seattle, Washington has engine and compass problems during a hurricane and wanders into Soviet air space. An emergency landing on uninhabited Russian soil with rough terrain is complicated further by the fact that one of the plane's passengers is an important Soviet defector.
Just outside of Reno, Nevada, five men with diversely different backgrounds ambush an armored car truck and make away with $3,000,000 in cash. The men make their getaway to Los Angeles using a gas tanker truck in which the money and three of the men are hidden inside. The trip is full of uncertainty as they fight amongst themselves while, unknown to them, a veteran police inspector is cleverly piecing clues together.
A notorious cat burglar has his activities closely watched by the police so he trains an "apprentice" to carry out his well planned thefts while at the same time providing himself with safe alibis.When the cocky trainee finds he enjoys the money and lifestyle being a "high class thief" brings,he decides to go into business for himself and eliminate the old pro.
Near Bodie Air Force Base, a mild mannered dentist has problems getting respect from his wife and son following a robbery by a junkie over his reluctance to use a gun. Further complicating his life is his slightly mentally disabled son, who finds perverse joy in teasing a somewhat touched and lonely old lady neighbor.
A one-time college professor,who lost his wife and children in a home fire,has fallen to the level of being a skid-row drunk.He investigates a "solid citizen" when a fellow "bum" is accused of a hold-up and murder-and he changes his life to do it.