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Edge of Doom (1950)

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A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Thomas Roth
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Joan Evans ...
Rita Conroy
Robert Keith ...
Detect. Lieutenant Mandel
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Mr. Craig
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Julie
Adele Jergens ...
Irene
Harold Vermilyea ...
Father Kirkman
John Ridgely ...
1st Detective
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2nd Detective
Mabel Paige ...
Mrs. Pearson
Howland Chamberlain ...
Mr. Murray, the Funeral Director
Houseley Stevenson ...
Mr. Swanson, the Florist (as Houseley Stevenson Sr.)
Jean Inness ...
Mrs. Lally (as Jean Innes)
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Mrs. Jeanette Moore
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Storyline

A poor and alienated young man (Farley Granger) who is driven to murder when a priest refuses to give is deceased mother an expensive funeral. The film explores the crippling poverty that has prevented the youth from marrying or providing his mother with enough comforts, and has led to his crime. Dana Andrews plays the compassionate assistant of the slain priest who brings about the tormented killer's repentance. Written by alfiehitchie

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Plot Keywords:

murder | based on novel

Taglines:

100 BREATH-TAKING MINUTES OF "EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT" SUSPENSE AND PULSE-POUNDING MYSTERY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Film-Noir

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3 August 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf des Schicksals Schneide  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Ned Moore assaults the priest, Father Thomas Roth, in the rectory and as the priest falls to the floor, his Roman collar falls open and hangs loose. He stands up to continue the fight with his collar fully intact. See more »

Quotes

Father Thomas Roth: You may have given up on God, but he won't give up on you.
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Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007) See more »

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Music by A. Pestalozza
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Farley Granger hits bullseye!
9 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I kinda liked this film--maybe it was the cast more than anything. The script was a bit lame @ x's. the author's son makes some comments that indicate that the book was deeper or something--but when a book is sold to Hollywood--the author gives up ownership, so to speak. this film came out in 1950 & 57 years later the son still sounds sore. Meanwhile, the book is like totally unavailable so a modern viewer of the film would be hard pressed to make comparisons. Anyhow, I thought that Farley Granger did an excellent job ( despite his negative views on the film). Also excellent were Paul Stewart, Mala Powes and Robert Keith. Joan Evans was given nothing to do & Dana Andrews was good--but the character was not written well.


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