Once at headquarters, his boss would cram a normal three-minute soliloquy into 45 seconds and off Steve would be on an airplane to some exotic part of the world. There he would face sabotage, traitors, killers and beautiful but dangerous women.
As rapid as the show's opening was (by the way, including the show's theme song, which featured stabbing horns and a quick beat) the show would almost ground to a halt when the "action" began. That's good because the break-neck pace at the beginning would be impossible to follow all the way through.
The good thing about all of this is there are over 100 episodes available and most every one I have heard has sound that is above average. This is an early 1950's show and like most shows in the 1950's, it still sound great. The show, though predictable - and I might add that Donlevy is not a very good actor in my opinion - is not horrible. It's an adequate and harmless time-killer/filler if nothing else. For these facts alone I'll give it two and a half stars.