In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the audience's attention. The French phrase "ants in the palms," (which means that someone is "itching" to kill) is shown literally. A man pulls a piano along with the tablets of the Ten Commandments and a dead donkey towards the woman he's itching to kill. A shot of differently striped objects is repeatedly used to connect scenes.
Smalltime crookster and showman Jerry Flynn is desperately searching for a new act to promote in order to save him from ruin. He meets a boy on the street who claims to have a dancing caterpillar called Curly. Flynn seizes the opportunity for fame and fortune at Curly's expense.
Capt. Gerard, greatest lover in the Foreign Legion, is assigned to escort an emir's daughter to her father's mountain citadel and find out what he can about the emir's activities. Gerard enjoys his work with lovely Cara, but arrives to find rebellion brewing. Can the garrison be reinforced in time?
Just think happy thoughts, sprinkle a little fairy dust....and you re off to Neverland on a thrilling, daring adventure with the fearless Peter Pan! When Peter visits Wendy and her brothers in their nursery in London, he convinces them all to fly back to Neverland with him. There, they will battle the villainous Captain Hook, encounter Indians and crocodiles, and ultimately have the adventure of their lives! Join Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys as they take off for an enchanted world of magic in this adaptation of J.M. Barrie s immortal tale of fairies, pirates and the loveable little boy who won t grow up.
Lorenz Lubota is a city clerk with no direction in life. One day on his way to work he is run over by a woman driving a chariot and he is immediately infatuated with her. His life begins to spiral out of control as he searches for this girl and tries to win her heart.
Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) is a New York pickpocket who is just one more bust away from a long prison sentence. He gets himself in serious trouble when he picks the pocket of Candy (Jean Peters), a beauty on a train, and he acquires an envelope that was given to Candy by her former love, a sleazy fellow named Joey (Richard Kiley). The envelope contains stolen microfilm revealing classified, US government secrets, and it was on its way to some communist agents. Now Skip is wanted by the communists and the US government. For a guy like Skip, patriotism is a lot less important than saving his own neck, so he cooks up a plan to pit the commies and the G-men against each other.
James Haskell (James Stewart) has to close his music store and work for his Uncle Charles Haskell’s (Charles Winninger). As James resolves himself to factory work he meets the McCorkle’s; Mom (Mary Gorden) a boarding house owner next to the factory, Willie (Dick Hogan), Donna (Donna Wood) and Molly (Paulette Goddard) who James instantly falls in love with. Horace Heidt and his band (Horace Heidt and his band) are living at Mom’s boarding house, so James starts helping them find jobs. Now Uncle Charles hates the fact, the band lives next door and generally hates music, plus, Charles sponsors a weekly radio broadcast the “Haskell’s Happiness Hour”, a real snoozer of a broadcast. Through a series of comedic situations James manages to get Charles off to Canada as he, James, takes control of the broadcast and introduces Heidt’s band. The whole time Molly doesn’t know that James is a Haskell until Jasper (Frank Melton) tells her. Now she’s mad and announces over the Radio a $1,000 dollar give away on every show which sets up a major dilemma for James and with Mom’s help he manages, and at the same times patches the relationship between the Haskell’s and McCorkle’s.
When a border patrolman catches their spoiled daughter smoking in a no-smoking area, parents hire him to watch over her. She then runs over to Mexico and gets involved with jewel thieves and he has to go save her.
Leo and Ulrich are life long friends. Home, on leave from their military training, Leo sees the beautiful Felicitas at the railroad station. Awed by her beauty, they meet again at the ball and quietly leave together. In her room, her husband, about whom she has neglected to inform Leo, comes in and challenges Leo to a duel. The duel is done, the Count is killed, and Felicitas is a widow. Leo, however, is 'requested' to serve 5 years in Africa and he tells Ulrich to watch over Felicitas while he is gone. After 3 years, Ulrich is able to get a pardon for Leo, and all that Leo thinks about on the way home is Felicitas. When he arrives, he learns that Felicitas has married Ulrich. Felicitas likes that Ulrich is rich and she never told Ulrich the truth about Leo and her. Leo is crushed and does not visit them which saddens Ulrich as he does not know the reason why. Leo tries to stay away from her, but Felicitas uses every opportunity to tempt him to return to her as her lover. She creating a deadly triangle with the two life long friends.
Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe and keep it and Little Bo Peep from the clutches of the evil Barnaby. When that fails, they trick Barnaby into marrying Stanley Dum instead of Bo Peep. Enraged, Barnaby unleashes the bogeymen from their caverns to destroy Toyland.
Rangers, Dave and Panhandle, arrive and are joined by lawyer, Tex, to try and stop the range war between the ranchers and the sheep men. After they 'jail' the ranchers for attacking the sheep men, the Rangers are led away from town by a decoy, as the real culprits head for town to kill the ranchers, and blame the sheep men.
A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes that voodoo does exist when he discovers man-eating plants and a tribe of natives with bizarre powers.
*** Gary Cooper *** A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.