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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Created by Irving Vendig, who had been writing the weekday radio drama Perry Mason for CBS and Proctor and Gamble. The program was originally intended to be a TV version of that radio drama, but the rights were denied by Perry Mason's creator, Erle Stanley Gardner, because the producers did not promise that the characters of Perry Mason and Della Street would remain romantically uninvolved. 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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Words and Music by Jack Cortner and John Barranco
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Edge of Night Forever
12 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember this series when I was a young kid ,my mother used to watch this series when it was on CBS , because when it went to ABC many affiliates stopped carrying it , I would catch it on channel 27, but the picture quality for this station was terrible , but I was lucky enough to buy some episode's from video dealers ,and the last episode was a cliffhanger ,the Edge Of Night was a distinctive soap like Dark Shadows, now this is a series that Soap Net or T.V. Land should rerun ,The reason this show was canceled besides falling viewer ship was that Proctor and Gamble who owned the series dropped their sponsorship, so ABC had no choice but to cancel the series after 28 years and 7,000 episodes I am a fan of the show and i would like to see it in reruns , I do remember seeing it in reruns on USA around 1986 or 1987


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