A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.
Lucretia “Lu” Rogers (Debbie Reynolds) is a brave woman who refuses to let tough times get her down. After her husband’s death, she packs up her children and moves from New York City to Arizona, seeking a better life for her brood. Though she initially struggles with the cultural differences of frontier life, Lu soon adapts and is even made town sheriff. Now, she just has to choose between her two warring suitors: a wily gambler (Steve Forrest) and a burly rancher (Andy Griffith).
While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland (Clark Gable) and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli (Eli Wallach). The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido’s half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland (Montgomery Clift) arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.
Longtime friends Martha (Shirley MacLaine) and Karen (Audrey Hepburn) run a boarding school for girls. When an unruly child, Mary (Karen Balkin), is punished for lying, she concocts a story that Karen and Martha are having a lesbian relationship. When the story spreads, parents withdraw their children from the school. The women’s lawsuit for libel hits many snags when they lack witnesses to speak for them. All the stress adversely affects Karen’s engagement to Joe Cardin (James Garner).
Copenhagen is terrorized by a prehistoric beast that has regenerated itself from a recently discovered tail segment.
Detective Garrison (Lee J. Cobb) is investigating a vicious murder that was committed at a theme park. Initially, the show gorilla Goliath appears to be to blame. As Garrison digs deeper, though, he begins to realize that many of the park’s entertainers and staff members could be the culprit. Jealousy and deceit abound amongst the suspects, who include Goliath’s keeper (Raymond Burr), a man who does a stage show dressed as a gorilla (Cameron Mitchell) and a trapeze performer (Anne Bancroft).
Medieval tales of love and war as the gallant Sir Lancelot rides into battle beside King Arthur while harboring a secret love for his Queen. After successfully defending his beloved country, Arthur rewards his loyal soldier Lancelot by making him Queen Guinevere’s champion, but Lancelot’s happiness is shattered when Sir Mordred informs the King of his wife’s clandestine relationship.
Brutus (James Mason) is convinced by a scheming band of Roman senators, led by Caius Cassius (John Gielgud), that his dear friend Julius Caesar (Louis Calhern) intends to dissolve the republic and install himself as monarch, and he joins a conspiracy to assassinate him. Brutus stirringly defends his actions, but when Mark Antony (Marlon Brando) responds with a speech that plays upon the crowd’s love for their fallen leader, a battle between the two factions is assured.
It’s no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles’ fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles’ life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.
Private detectives Wolf J. Flywheel, Wacky and Ravelli (The Marx Brothers) are hired by the officious Martha Phelps (Margaret Dumont), co-owner of the Phelps Department Store. Her beloved nephew, Tommy (Tony Martin), has been assaulted, shortly after he announced plans to sell his share of the store. Unbeknownst to Martha, the culprit is her fiancé, sleazy store manager Mr. Grover (Douglas Dumbrille), who wants Tommy dead before the sale exposes his years of fraud and theft.