This show is ultimately a rather sad memory - it began so well, but fell into an irreversible decline before the half-way mark; its last episodes were very poor. It was advertised as starring David Niven, Charles Boyer and Gig Young, but really it only starred the latter two. Niven, the biggest and busiest star name, was the chief reason most people tuned in, probably, but he only starred inthree of the thirty episodes. Three out of thirty - outrageous! (He had bit parts in another five.) There was also less of Boyer than there was of Young, the least famous of the leads. He was quite good in the series, but, still, one felt let down. Eventually, the show fell so far behind schedule that even Young had to quit to do a movie, and Larry Hagman was called in for the last two shows. Who was responsible for the way the show declined week after week, from such a bright start? Might it have been executive producer Thomas McDermott, whom some blame for the collapse of Four Star Productions, the company which made the show?