A man possessed is Alex Stark, who never has anything on his mind but business, even staying away from his fabulous New York penthouse for long periods to make deals. His wife Eleanor loses interest in him and falls for the family lawyer, She Alex's firm by selling their stock to the paramour.
A badly injured man is brought to a hospital, needing long term care with his hands and eyes covered during his period of treatment. he's gruff, irritable and ill mannered, not realizing he's been taken to a Catholic hospital or that his nurse that he falls in love with is actually a nun. When the bandages are removed and finally knows, he must suppress his feelings.
A Hindu slaver tries to sell two Muslim captive women from Pakistan in a small town. The single local constable puts a stop to it but holds the women in his gaol. The younger woman bargains for her freedom by helping the policeman to trap a bandit gang who have been raiding nearby homes and farms.
An old line aristocrat has a portrait painter in to do his daughter's likeness, but he finds her painfully shy and given to revealing only half her face, the side he's asked to paint. Soon it comes out she's been scarred in a fire, one that her mother died in and her stern father blames her for.
In a middle-class residential district, police are trying to solve a series of evening attacks on women in the neighborhood. Two women from the PTA begin to look at some of the precedents for the possibilities that sex offenders are thriving in the neighborhood. They propose that local stores cease to sell smutty magazines and run into resistance. But they go to great lengths to make protests and their convictions begin to gain some respect.