After the daughter of the prominent professor Icardi (Ferzetti) goes missing an investigation is quickly commenced, much to the chagrin of commisioner Solmi (Sabato) who thinks Icardi is receiving benefits because of his status and that instead the professor should be treated like anyone else would have been treated in his place. The girl is soon found, murdered, shot in the head. The investigation gets under way and with only a few, thin, leads to go by, it's not going to be an open and shut case... The excitement unravels.
During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
On Saint Valentine's Day in 1900, the female students at a private Australian school are given permission by their stern headmistress to travel to an ancient volcanic outcropping for an afternoon picnic.
A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
A newly arrived governor finds his province under the control of the corrupt Colonel Huerta. To avoid assassination by Huerta, he pretends to be weak and indecisive so Huerta will believe he poses no threat.