To producer Andrew J. Fenady, it was like "being in hog heaven."
There he was, working with two actors he used to watch on the screen "when I was a kid in the balcony in Toledo, Ohio."
Bob Hope and Don Ameche are the stars, and Fenady's production is "A Masterpiece of Murder," airing Monday night on NBC (8-10 p.m.). It's about a hard-luck gumshoe (Hope) and a retired master thief (Ameche) who solve a string of art thefts and murders.
Fenady was quick to add that "the rest of the cast is good too"--and that includes Yvonne De Carlo, Stella Stevens, Jamie Farr, Anne Francis, Frank Gorshin, Kevin McCarthy, Jayne Meadows, Peter Palmer and Clive Revill.