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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 April Scott / ... (176 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tony Craig ...
 Draper Scott (170 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Deborah Saxon (167 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jayne Bentzen ...
 Nicole Cavanaugh (153 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joel Crothers ...
 Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (148 episodes, 1978-1983)
Joe Lambie ...
 Logan Swift (144 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 Eliot Dorn (139 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Steve Guthrie (132 episodes, 1978-1980)
Forrest Compton ...
 Mike Karr (121 episodes, 1979-1983)
Ann Flood ...
 Nancy Karr / ... (120 episodes, 1962-1983)
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 Nola Madison (112 episodes, 1979-1980)
Irving Allen Lee ...
 Calvin Stoner / ... (105 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sharon Gabet ...
 Raven Swift / ... (101 episodes, 1978-1984)
Wade Nichols ...
 Derek Mallory (96 episodes, 1979-1983)
Lois Kibbee ...
 Geraldine Saxon / ... (94 episodes, 1978-1984)
Ernie Pysher ...
 Cliff Nelson (93 episodes, 1979-1983)
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 Owen Madison (87 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ann Williams ...
 Margo Huntington / ... (84 episodes, 1979-1980)
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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 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 <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The Edge Of Night
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The Emmy-Winning Seventies
9 September 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

`The Edge of Night' was the consequential daytime drama of mystery, suspense, police detection and crime. For anyone who loved a good murder mystery, this was indeed the afternoon drama to watch. In most instances, you worried every week if lead attorney and crime stopper Mike Karr, his wife Nancy Pollock Karr, or daughter Laurie Ann, would vanish off the face of the earth or be murdered by a larger than life villain who was as well causing grief for Bill Marceau, the chief of police, and the very good citizens of Monticello. The romance between attorney Adam Drake, and socialite and often stalked Nicole Travis Stewart, started `The Edge of Night's' first real super couple and the dynamic twosome simply took our breaths away when they finally wedded in a handsome ceremony in the Karrs garden. It wasn't often that fans of `The Edge of Night' got treated to afternoon romance, bed-hopping and hen-peck husbandry similar to the scenery on most of the other daytime dramas...since `Edge's' important characters were simply too busy scheming about other relevant matters or solving `whodunnit' if `whodunnit' didn't kill them first.

The murder of fan favorite Adam Drake in 1977, was perhaps the show's biggest shocker.


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