The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

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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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Bebe Neuwirth's TV debut. 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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An Interesting Fact
31 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An interesting fact about this show is that it had its origins in the Perry Mason radio show before it was a TV show.

The radio show ran from 1943 to 1955, five days a week, on the CBS radio network.

It was part soap opera and part detective story.

When the radio show moved, with most of the cast and the production staff, to TV, it was renamed Edge of Night.

The cast members were given new character names.

The Perry Mason character was dropped. On September 21, 1957, CBS aired a new show, Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr.


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