A young man is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term in prison. There he forms a close relationship with his cellmate.

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

A photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a secretary.

In the final days of Czarist Russia, a peasant is raised from the ranks to Lieutenant. The other officers, aristocrats all, resent him, and make his life difficult.

A spirited young woman finds herself destitute and on the streets before joining a traveling carnival, where she meets a vagabond painter.

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman - soon the star of the show - and falls in love with the circus owner's stepdaughter.

Both Jack Sander and Bob Corby are boxers in love with Mabel. Jack and Mabel wed, but their marriage is flat.

A bookish college student dismissive of athletics is compelled to try out sports to win the affection of the girl he loves.

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I.

A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Cock Robin is the swaggering ballyhoo man of a Hungarian sideshow known as the Palace of Illusions. The highlight of the show is a reenactment of Salome's dance of the seven veils, replete with the beheading of Jokanaan.

Count Moffat becomes infatuated with Nana, a presumptuous stage actress, vulgar, hypocritical and promiscuous, willing to do anything to succeed.

The murderer “Boss” Huller – after having spent ten years in prison – breaks his silence to tell the warden his story.

The story of an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.

Harold Lamb is so excited about going to college that he has been working to earn spending money, practicing college yells, and learning a special way of introducing himself that he saw in a movie.

Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Professor McGargle before she dies.

Up-and-coming scientist Paul Benedict is betrayed by his mentor, the Baron Regnard, who not only steals discoveries but also his wife Marie.

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.