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)
Denny Albee ...
 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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One of the first two half-hour daytime soap operas; _"As the World Turns" (1956)_, which premiered the same day, was the other. See more »

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

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The Edge Of Night
Main Title Theme (1956-1975)
Music by Paul Taubman (organist)
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Did anyone else get freaked out by this plot line?
10 November 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show when I got home from school in the late 70's and early 80's. What stands out most in my mind was a storyline involving the character April Scott. If I recall correctly, she was pregnant and having hallucinations for weeks involving the sound of a train whistle and a shadowy man. When her hallucinations finally ended, there was a really spooky finale scene where Satan (sinister laughter, horns, and all!!!!!) appeared in a cloud of smoke on the balcony of the apartment she shared with Draper. I was terrified for days! You weren't sure whether it meant that Satan had caused her hallucinations, or was just following her around for Halloween, or what, but the fact that a soap opera would use horror movie imagery like this will always make The Edge Of Night something I look back on REALLY fondly! :-)


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