A publicity-hungry actress uses a Manhattan billboard to jumpstart her career.
Judy Holliday stars as Gladys Glover, a young woman who wants to make a name for herself, so she rents a billboard on Columbus Circle and advertises her name. When a wealthy soap manufacturer tries to wrestle the billboard away from Gladys he finds himself falling in love with her.
Faced with a career that is stalling out, unemployed actress and model Gladys Glover (Judy Holliday) puts all her money into renting a prominent Manhattan billboard that quickly brings her some much-needed exposure. Wanting the space for his new ad campaign, soap company executive Evan Adams III (Peter Lawford) proposes a trade, giving Gladys more billboard locations for her publicity campaign. Much to the dismay of her boyfriend, documentary filmmaker Pete Sheppard (Jack Lemmon), Gladys' popularity soars under the now-smitten Adams, who helps land the talk show appearances and commercials that make her name a household item. But after Pete bolts in disgust, in the end, Gladys realizes that he is the man she really wants to marry.
Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed to see if the Nazis recruit them to complete work on the prototype radio.
The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father.
Janes Forbes (Barrie) decides to help amnesiac Jack Doe (Pryor) to find the details of his true identity. She doesn't tell anyone she is leaving, which causes her worried father to hire a detective to find the pair. Trouble ensues when a minor gangster with his own night club becomes involved.
Horton is about to be married when he's confronted by a blackmailer claiming to be his long-lost illegitimate son. The best man sets out to prove that the allegations are false. Produced by Michael Balcon.
Islamic patterns, American quilts and the colours and geometry of flags reflect on turbulent times.