The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

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In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 April Scott / ... (242 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tony Craig ...
 Draper Scott (238 episodes, 1979-1980)
 Deborah Saxon (213 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joe Lambie ...
 Logan Swift (210 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jayne Bentzen ...
 Nicole Cavanaugh (198 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joel Crothers ...
 Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (197 episodes, 1978-1984)
 Eliot Dorn (178 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ann Flood ...
 Nancy Karr / ... (173 episodes, 1962-1984)
Forrest Compton ...
 Mike Karr (171 episodes, 1976-1984)
Sharon Gabet ...
 Raven Swift / ... (167 episodes, 1978-1984)
Irving Allen Lee ...
 Calvin Stoner (148 episodes, 1979-1984)
Wade Nichols ...
 Derek Mallory (142 episodes, 1979-1984)
Ernie Pysher ...
 Cliff Nelson (136 episodes, 1979-1983)
Lois Kibbee ...
 Geraldine Saxon / ... (135 episodes, 1976-1984)
Denny Albee ...
 Steve Guthrie (132 episodes, 1978-1980)
Margo McKenna ...
 Emily Gault (115 episodes, 1980)
 Nola Madison (112 episodes, 1979-1980)


In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include dowager Geraldine Whitney, the frequently-married Raven Alexander, attorney Adam Drake and his wife, Nicole, attorney Draper Scott and his wife, April, Police Chief Bill Marceau, night club owner Johnny Dallas, physician Dr. Miles Cavanaugh, young Jody Travis and her many boyfriends, and Mike Karr himself, his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Lorrie. All the usual soap opera devices, including prolonged amnesia, a woman with a split personality, murderous mobsters, usurped identities, and murders with many suspects, are used quite effectively in this long running serial. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edge of Night  »

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(7420 episodes)

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(1956-1967)| (1967-1984)

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1.33 : 1
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When Procter and Gamble moved the series to ABC from CBS, the latter prevented P&G from mentioning which network the show would be moving to. Thus, ads promoting the show's move said it would now be airing on "another network". See more »


Referenced in Starsky and Hutch: Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty (1977) See more »


The Edge Of Night
Main Title Theme (1956-1975)
Music by Paul Taubman (organist)
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One Of my Favorite Past Soaps
14 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Edge of Night was awesome...I use to run home after-school and watch the last twenty minutes of General Hospital (got out at three each day) and then watch the day's episode of Edge of Night before starting on my homework...Must have been around twelve or thirteen at the time but even back then I knew that the actors were awesome. I was crushed when they announced that the show was going off the air, because it was the only show other than General Hospital that had interesting teenagers and sexy young looking older people on it...I loved RAVEN...she was my favorite and when her husband revealed that he was living a lie the whole time and she remained his wife well they had me at hello... this was one of the shows that could keep people watching with only a half an hour of programming when TRUE serials (I use to call them Cereals...because I didn't know any better at the time) were an hour long. the others were Search for Tomorrow (another fave), Ryan's hope and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Yeah that is OLD SCHOOL) Hoping the series comes to Soap Net...I'd so watch...

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