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 April Cavanaugh Scott / ... 245 episodes, 1978-1980
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 Draper Scott 242 episodes, 1976-1980
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 Deborah Saxon 215 episodes, 1976-1980
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 Nicole Cavanaugh 199 episodes, 1979-1980
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 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 ...
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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When Teal Ames's character was killed in a 1961 episode, CBS received so many calls after the episode's broadcast that Ames and John Larkin had to appear at the end of the next day's program to reassure viewers that only Ames' character, not the actress herself had died. 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 (1976-1980)
Words and Music by Jack Cortner and John Barranco
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The Emmy-Winning Seventies
9 September 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

`The Edge of Night' was the consequential daytime drama of mystery, suspense, police detection and crime. For anyone who loved a good murder mystery, this was indeed the afternoon drama to watch. In most instances, you worried every week if lead attorney and crime stopper Mike Karr, his wife Nancy Pollock Karr, or daughter Laurie Ann, would vanish off the face of the earth or be murdered by a larger than life villain who was as well causing grief for Bill Marceau, the chief of police, and the very good citizens of Monticello. The romance between attorney Adam Drake, and socialite and often stalked Nicole Travis Stewart, started `The Edge of Night's' first real super couple and the dynamic twosome simply took our breaths away when they finally wedded in a handsome ceremony in the Karrs garden. It wasn't often that fans of `The Edge of Night' got treated to afternoon romance, bed-hopping and hen-peck husbandry similar to the scenery on most of the other daytime dramas...since `Edge's' important characters were simply too busy scheming about other relevant matters or solving `whodunnit' if `whodunnit' didn't kill them first.

The murder of fan favorite Adam Drake in 1977, was perhaps the show's biggest shocker.


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