Jeff Bailey appears to be an ordinary gas station attendant in a small California town. When he is called to a meeting with the slick gangster Whit Sterling however, Bailey is forced to reveal to his girlfriend that his real name is Jeff Markham and that he is, in fact, a private detective.
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
A group of Anglican nuns travel to a remote location in the Himalayas (the Palace of Mopu, near Darjeeling in the Bengal Presidency of British India) to set up a school and hospital for the local people.
“‘Film is like a battleground’, Sam Fuller, who once wrote a script for Douglas Sirk, said in a film by Jean-Luc Godard, who, shortly before he made A Bout de Souffle, wrote a rhapsody on Douglas Sirk’s A Time to Love and a Time to Die.