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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 Deborah Saxon (143 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 April Scott / ... (144 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tony Craig ...
 Draper Scott (135 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jayne Bentzen ...
 Nicole Cavanaugh (124 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joel Crothers ...
 Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (121 episodes, 1978-1983)
Denny Albee ...
 Steve Guthrie (118 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 Nola Madison (111 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Eliot Dorn (115 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joe Lambie ...
 Logan Swift (113 episodes, 1978-1980)
Forrest Compton ...
 Mike Karr (100 episodes, 1979-1983)
Ann Flood ...
 Nancy Karr (95 episodes, 1966-1983)
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 Owen Madison (87 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ann Williams ...
 Margo Huntington / ... (85 episodes, 1979-1980)
Irving Allen Lee ...
 Calvin Stoner / ... (84 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lois Kibbee ...
 Geraldine Saxon / ... (77 episodes, 1978-1984)
Ernie Pysher ...
 Cliff Nelson (76 episodes, 1979-1983)
Wade Nichols ...
 Derek Mallory (74 episodes, 1979-1983)
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 Paige Madison (68 episodes, 1979)
Sharon Gabet ...
 Raven Swift / ... (70 episodes, 1978-1984)
Stephen McNaughton ...
 Brian Madison (61 episodes, 1979)
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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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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 »

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Referenced in All in the Family: The Man in the Street (1971) See more »

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The Edge Of Night
Main Title Theme (1976-1980)
Words and Music by Jack Cortner and John Barranco
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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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