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 April Scott / ... (242 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tony Craig ...
 Draper Scott (238 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Deborah Saxon (213 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joe Lambie ...
 Logan Swift (210 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jayne Bentzen ...
 Nicole Cavanaugh (198 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (197 episodes, 1978-1984)
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 Eliot Dorn (178 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 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)
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 Nola Madison (112 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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(1956-1967)| (1967-1984)

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The first daytime drama on television to leave one broadcast network (CBS) and continue on another broadcast network (ABC). 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
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Music by Paul Taubman (organist)
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Brilliant, Unusual daytime serial
9 January 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"The Edge of Night" was without a doubt one of the best daytime soaps ever. Unlike other soaps, Edge focused on intelligent, complex mysteries fraught with irony, suspense, and edge-of-your seat action. The show's ensemble cast was probably the best in daytime history, supporting Edge's reputation a classy, well-written, and terrifically acted program. Sadly, after 28 years of superior programming, Edge was dropped in favor of higher-budget, more popular soaps, all of which in effect plagiarized Edge's plots, action, and individuality. Accept no susbstitutes: Edge was The Best!


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