A student accuses a strong-willed teacher of sexual misconduct.
Four disparate people face similarly bleak episodes in their lives.
An Irish circus performer's high-diving act puts a strain on his heart.
An old friend's wife makes romantic advances toward Jim.
A petty hood blackmails Jim's father; the bank president is arrested for embezzlement.
A wife and her mother are murdered; a local doctor considers entering politics.
A pair of loan sharks tries to seize control of the miners union.
Jim falls for a woman who seems inseparable from another woman.
The company bribes miners to lie to a safety commission.
Ugly truths emerge after a well-loved local policeman dies.
Company negligence leads to a disastrous mine cave-in.
A plain woman tries to change her image with a nose job.
Authorities cover up an explosion at the Coal and Iron Company lab.