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 Cavanaugh Scott / ... (245 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tony Craig ...
 Draper Scott (242 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 Deborah Saxon (215 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joe Lambie ...
 Logan Swift (213 episodes, 1978-1980)
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 Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (199 episodes, 1978-1984)
Jayne Bentzen ...
 Nicole Cavanaugh (199 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Eliot Dorn (179 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ann Flood ...
 Nancy Karr / ... (178 episodes, 1962-1984)
Forrest Compton ...
 Mike Karr (176 episodes, 1974-1984)
Sharon Gabet ...
 Raven Swift / ... (170 episodes, 1978-1984)
Irving Allen Lee ...
 Calvin Stoner (150 episodes, 1979-1984)
Wade Nichols ...
 Derek Mallory (142 episodes, 1979-1984)
Lois Kibbee ...
 Geraldine Saxon / ... (139 episodes, 1974-1984)
Ernie Pysher ...
 Cliff Nelson (138 episodes, 1979-1983)
Denny Albee ...
 Steve Guthrie (134 episodes, 1978-1980)
Margo McKenna ...
 Emily Gault (115 episodes, 1980)
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 Nola Madison (113 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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2 April 1956 (USA)  »

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(1956-1967)| (1967-1984)

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Trivia

When he was on the show, Stephen Markle portrayed Ted Loomis, a corrupt cop who eventually became a serial murderer. Loomis killed several other characters, and the fans loved him and wanted him to keep killing even more characters. The producers became alarmed that his evil, psychopathic character was becoming too popular. As a result, it was decided to write out Loomis by killing the character. Fans were shocked and outraged by this decision. 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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