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Release Date:
2 April 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes... See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 31 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More than likely the only soap opera that men would admit watching. See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 575)

Terry Davis ... April Scott / ... (242 episodes, 1977-1981)
Tony Craig ... Draper Scott (238 episodes, 1975-1981)

Frances Fisher ... Deborah Saxon (213 episodes, 1976-1981)
Joe Lambie ... Logan Swift (210 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jayne Bentzen ... Nicole Cavanaugh (198 episodes, 1978-1981)
Joel Crothers ... Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (197 episodes, 1977-1984)

Lee Godart ... Eliot Dorn (178 episodes, 1978-1980)
Ann Flood ... Nancy Karr / ... (173 episodes, 1962-1984)
Forrest Compton ... Mike Karr (171 episodes, 1972-1984)
Sharon Gabet ... Raven Swift / ... (167 episodes, 1977-1984)
Irving Allen Lee ... Calvin Stoner (148 episodes, 1977-1984)
Wade Nichols ... Derek Mallory (142 episodes, 1979-1984)
Ernie Pysher ... Cliff Nelson (136 episodes, 1978-1984)
Lois Kibbee ... Geraldine Saxon / ... (135 episodes, 1976-1984)
Denny Albee ... Steve Guthrie (132 episodes, 1976-1980)
Margo McKenna ... Emily Gault (115 episodes, 1980-1981)

Kim Hunter ... Nola Madison (112 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Series Directed by
John Sedwick (73 episodes, 1976-1984)
Richard Pepperman (61 episodes, 1979-1984)
Allen Fristoe (6 episodes, 1961-1984)
Joanne Goodhart (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Richard Sandwick (4 episodes, 1958-1964)
Leonard Valenta (2 episodes, 1962-1964)
John Driver (2 episodes, 1980)
Andrew D. Weyman (1 episode, 1979)

Freddie Bartholomew (unknown episodes)
Christopher Goutman (unknown episodes)
Arie Hefter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Henry Slesar (502 episodes, 1968-1983)
Irving Vendig (421 episodes, 1956-1964)
Steve Lehrman (189 episodes, 1978-1981)
Carl Bixby (16 episodes, 1958-1961)
James Gentile (16 episodes, 1961-1964)
Lois Kibbee (5 episodes, 1981-1984)
Marty Ross (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lee Sheldon (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Donna Pizzi (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lou Scofield (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Kendall Clarke (2 episodes, 1967)
Eric Rubinton (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Snell (2 episodes, 1984)
Grace Garment (1 episode, 1975-1976)

George Lowther (unknown episodes, 1966)
James Lipton (unknown episodes, 1968-1969)
Frank Salisbury (unknown episodes)
Albert Zuckerman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Erwin Nicholson .... producer / executive producer (380 episodes, 1966-1984)
Gail Kobe .... supervising producer (133 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jacqueline Haber .... assistant producer / producer (101 episodes, 1979-1984)
Bud Gowen .... associate producer (96 episodes, 1963-1981)
Charles Polachek .... producer (33 episodes, 1956-1959)
Charles Fisher .... producer (16 episodes, 1960-1964)
Edward Trach .... supervising producer (16 episodes, 1980)
Catherine Maher .... associate producer / assistant producer (3 episodes, 1980-1984)
John Valente .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Laurie A. Durbrow .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1981-1982)

Werner Michel .... producer (unknown episodes, 1956)
Rick Edelstein .... producer (unknown episodes, 1965)
Robert Driscoll .... producer (unknown episodes, 1971)
Niles Goodsite .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Taubman (1 episode, 1966)

Elliot Lawrence (unknown episodes, 1965-1970)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Blank (unknown episodes)
Arie Hefter (unknown episodes)
Bill Hughes (unknown episodes)
T.J. O'Mara (unknown episodes)
Tom Stallone (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stephen Scott (1 episode, 1984)
Tom Stallone (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Casting by
Whitney Burnett Voss (2 episodes, 1980-1984)
Ruth Levine (1 episode, 1960-1980)
 
Series Production Design by
Sy Tomashoff (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Armando Cosentino (66 episodes, 1979-1984)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Hal Gardner (3 episodes, 1961-1968)

Sy Tomashoff (unknown episodes, 1961)
Harry B. Miller (unknown episodes, 1962-1968)
 
Series Costume Design by
Doreen Ackerman (66 episodes, 1979-1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Irene Hamalin .... hair stylist (62 episodes, 1979-1984)
Andy Eger .... makeup artist (54 episodes, 1979-1984)
Dennis Eger .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Harry Buchman .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1980)
James Kelly .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Production Management
Robert E. Short .... executive in charge of production / executive in charge of production: Proctor & Gamble Productions (139 episodes, 1956-1982)
Edward Trach .... executive in charge of production (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
Deborah Devine .... unit manager (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joanne Goodhart .... associate director (57 episodes, 1979-1984)
Carol Sedwick .... associate director (9 episodes, 1979-1984)

Joel Aronowitz .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Nick Chomyn .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Andrew D. Weyman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Hart .... carpenter (50 episodes, 1961-1981)
Harry B. Miller .... settings / settings by (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Stephen O. Saxe .... set designer / settings by (2 episodes, 1958-1962)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Saxon .... sound effects (66 episodes, 1979-1984)
Edward Atchison .... audio / audio director (62 episodes, 1979-1984)
Mike Shoskes .... audio (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Arthur Irons .... audio / sound (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Vincent Ronca .... audio (1 episode, 1964)

Frank Beemish .... sound (unknown episodes)
Jay Chicon .... sound (unknown episodes)
Ken McCaleb .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Robert Drew Primrose .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Vaile Kirishjian .... graphic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Arie Hefter .... cameraman / camera operator (63 episodes, 1979-1984)
Tom Stallone .... cameraman (63 episodes, 1979-1984)
Bill Hughes .... cameraman / camera operator (61 episodes, 1979-1984)
Alexander Tworkowski .... lighting director (61 episodes, 1979-1980)
John P. Valentino .... video / video operator (45 episodes, 1979-1984)
T.J. O'Mara .... cameraman / camera operator (11 episodes, 1979-1984)
Sal Pitta .... video (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Fred Clare .... location lighting director / electrician (5 episodes, 1980-1984)
Ed Buffman .... steadicam (4 episodes, 1980)
Ralph Bettman .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1962-1967)
Donald Minor .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tom Guadarrama .... video (2 episodes, 1980)
Danny Cirella .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Giles .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
Elliot Lawrence .... music (65 episodes, 1979-1984)
Barbara Miller .... music coordinator / musical director (63 episodes, 1979-1980)
Paul Taubman .... musical director (8 episodes, 1956-1976)
Susan-Beth Markowitz .... musical director / music director (3 episodes, 1980-1984)

Patricia Edwards .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Judy Fowler .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Teri Smith .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Hal Simms .... announcer (272 episodes, 1967-1984)
Harry Kramer .... announcer (243 episodes, 1957-1972)
Ann Vettel .... stage manager (60 episodes, 1979-1984)
William Edwards .... technical director (59 episodes, 1979-1984)
Carol Sedwick .... production assistant / assistant to the producer / ... (57 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michelle Marceau .... choreography (19 episodes, 1980)
Paul C. York .... video / technical director (11 episodes, 1979)
Nancy McDevitt .... production assistant / announcer (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tony Marshall .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
William Guyon .... technical director (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Dwight Temple .... technical director (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Peter H. Blank .... technical director (2 episodes, 1980)
Nancy McGoldrick .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1984)
Sal Pitta .... video maintenance (1 episode, 1984)

Howard Lenters .... stage manager (unknown episodes, 1958-1979)
Roman Spinner .... teleprompter operator (unknown episodes, 1973-1980)
Lee Sheldon .... executive story editor (unknown episodes, 1983-1984)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Edge of Night" - USA (last season title)
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Runtime:
30 min (7420 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White (1956-1967) | Color (1967-1984)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the first two half-hour daytime soap operas; _"As the World Turns" (1956)_, which premiered the same day, was the other.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Paperboy (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Edge Of NightSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
More than likely the only soap opera that men would admit watching., 16 January 2005
Author: cnbpjb from Atlanta, GA

It is more than likely that most soap operas are watched by housewives, even after all these years and changes in the medium. But for most of it's existence, "The Edge of Night" was an exception to that rule. It was always near the top of the ratings for afternoon shows, from 1956 to 1970, when CBS showed it at 4:30 pm. Sadly, when CBS shuffled their daytime lineup, in the 1970 - 71 season, "The Edge of Night" was shown earlier and lost ground. The show was a murder mystery serial and was great at showing the inner workings of both crime organizations as well as showing the inner workings of both the police and the courtroom. It had some really great names going through it's door, as alumni, including Dixie Carter, Larry Hagman and even John Travolta as a delivery man. The show was edgy, just as the name applied, and had a great ability to show whodunits. Actress Talluhah Bankhead was an early fan of the show and not even a call from President Harry Truman could get her away from the show. It even had the balls to kill off a really popular character, Sara Karr very early on.

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