The tiny duchy of Grand Fenwick is bankrupt, and its minister decides to declare war on the United States, be defeated, and receive Marshall Aid.
In 1915, the British need to steal secrets from the zeppelin works at Friedrichshafen.
Cassius and Brutus lead the conspirators who murder Caesar, but are themselves routed by Mark Antony.
A professional assassin is marked for death by his former employer in Hong Kong.
Escaping from his creditors to England, Phileas T Barnum finances a trip to the moon in an attempt to recoup his fortunes.
An old couple find a way of regaining their youth through hypnotising a young man to do their bidding.
A reporter travels to Cambridge after his brother falls to his death from a window, and tries to prove he was murdered.
Police investigating a woman’s death build up several different impressions of her.
Criminals conspire to rob the night mail train from Glasgow.
In 1862, an English governess arrives in Bangkok to teach the 67 children of the king.
In 1879 British soldiers stand fast against the Zulus at Rorke’s Drift.
Inspector Elk of Scotland Yard hunts for the criminal known as ‘The Frog’
A Russian officer tries to wrest from an ancient countess the secret of winning at cards, in return for which he has sold his soul to the devil; but she dies of fright and haunts him.
Sent to jail for a racecourse snatch, a gangster comes out fifteen years later to regain the loot and is followed by other criminals who kill him.
A suburban couple become country publicans.
An Australian swagman leaves his wife and takes to the road with his small daughter.
Various people congregate at a ski hut in the Swiss Alps; all are after buried Nazi loot.
Two tough Australian soldiers fight alongside an intellectual Englishman in the North Africa campaign.
A Victorian entomologist creates human beings who can change themselves into monster death’s-head moths.
Sherlock Holmes investigates the matter of Jack the Ripper and comes upon a Masonic conspiracy.
Journalists in a Balkan state uncover a plot by a mad scientist to control the minds of children by gamma rays.
Four army veterans based in Paris, London, New York and Rome combine their talents to fight injustice around the world.
A much married assistant librarian in a Welsh town has an abortive affair with a councillor’s wife.
A barber mistaken for an athlete finally excels at sports and also catches a thief.
In Victorian days, English children en route home from Jamaica are captured by pirates and influence their lives.