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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 »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 557)

Terry Davis ... April Scott / ... (176 episodes, 1977-1981)
Tony Craig ... Draper Scott (170 episodes, 1975-1981)

Frances Fisher ... Deborah Saxon (167 episodes, 1976-1981)
Jayne Bentzen ... Nicole Cavanaugh (153 episodes, 1978-1981)
Joel Crothers ... Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (148 episodes, 1977-1984)
Joe Lambie ... Logan Swift (144 episodes, 1977-1981)

Lee Godart ... Eliot Dorn (139 episodes, 1978-1980)
Denny Albee ... Steve Guthrie (132 episodes, 1976-1980)
Forrest Compton ... Mike Karr (121 episodes, 1972-1984)
Ann Flood ... Nancy Karr / ... (120 episodes, 1962-1984)

Kim Hunter ... Nola Madison (112 episodes, 1979-1980)
Irving Allen Lee ... Calvin Stoner / ... (105 episodes, 1977-1984)
Sharon Gabet ... Raven Swift / ... (101 episodes, 1977-1984)
Wade Nichols ... Derek Mallory (96 episodes, 1979-1984)
Lois Kibbee ... Geraldine Saxon / ... (94 episodes, 1978-1984)
Ernie Pysher ... Cliff Nelson (93 episodes, 1978-1984)

Bruce Gray ... Owen Madison (87 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ann Williams ... Margo Huntington / ... (84 episodes, 1978-1980)
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Series Directed by
John Sedwick (50 episodes, 1979-1980)
Richard Pepperman (47 episodes, 1979-1984)
Joanne Goodhart (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Allen Fristoe (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
Richard Sandwick (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
Leonard Valenta (2 episodes, 1962-1964)
Andrew D. Weyman (1 episode, 1979)

Freddie Bartholomew (unknown episodes)
John Driver (unknown episodes)
Christopher Goutman (unknown episodes)
Arie Hefter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Henry Slesar (138 episodes, 1968-1983)
Steve Lehrman (138 episodes, 1978-1981)
Donna Pizzi (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Irving Vendig (3 episodes, 1956-1964)
Lou Scofield (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lois Kibbee (3 episodes, 1981-1984)
Marty Ross (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lee Sheldon (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
James Gentile (2 episodes, 1961-1964)
William Kendall Clarke (2 episodes, 1967)
Carl Bixby (1 episode, 1961)

George Lowther (unknown episodes, 1966)
James Lipton (unknown episodes, 1968-1969)
Grace Garment (unknown episodes, 1975-1976)
Eric Rubinton (unknown episodes, 1983-1984)
David Snell (unknown episodes, 1984)
Frank Salisbury (unknown episodes)
Albert Zuckerman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Gail Kobe .... supervising producer (105 episodes, 1979-1980)
Erwin Nicholson .... producer / executive producer (83 episodes, 1966-1984)
Jacqueline Haber .... assistant producer / producer (66 episodes, 1979-1984)
Bud Gowen .... associate producer (63 episodes, 1963-1981)
Charles Fisher .... producer (2 episodes, 1960-1964)
Catherine Maher .... associate producer (1 episode, 1980-1984)

Charles Polachek .... producer (unknown episodes, 1956-1959)
Werner Michel .... producer (unknown episodes, 1956)
Rick Edelstein .... producer (unknown episodes, 1965)
Robert Driscoll .... producer (unknown episodes, 1971)
Laurie A. Durbrow .... supervising producer (unknown episodes, 1981-1982)
Niles Goodsite .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
John Valente .... supervising 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
Tom Stallone (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Casting by
Ruth Levine (1 episode, 1960-1980)
Whitney Burnett Voss (1 episode, 1980-1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Sy Tomashoff (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Armando Cosentino (49 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 (49 episodes, 1979-1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Irene Hamalin .... hair stylist (46 episodes, 1979-1984)
Andy Eger .... makeup artist (39 episodes, 1979-1984)
Dennis Eger .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
Harry Buchman .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 1980)
James Kelly .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Production Management
Robert E. Short .... executive in charge of production / executive in charge of production: Proctor & Gamble Productions (100 episodes, 1956-1982)

Edward Trach .... executive in charge of production: Proctor & Gamble Productions (unknown episodes, 1982-1984)
Deborah Devine .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joanne Goodhart .... associate director (41 episodes, 1979-1980)
Carol Sedwick .... associate director (7 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)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Saxon .... sound effects (49 episodes, 1979-1984)
Edward Atchison .... audio / audio director (45 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 (48 episodes, 1979-1984)
Tom Stallone .... cameraman (47 episodes, 1979-1980)
Alexander Tworkowski .... lighting director (46 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bill Hughes .... cameraman / camera operator (44 episodes, 1979-1984)
John P. Valentino .... video / video operator (30 episodes, 1979-1984)
T.J. O'Mara .... cameraman / camera operator (7 episodes, 1979-1984)
Sal Pitta .... video (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ralph Bettman .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1962-1967)
Donald Minor .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
Elliot Lawrence .... music (48 episodes, 1979-1980)
Barbara Miller .... music coordinator / musical director (48 episodes, 1979-1980)
Paul Taubman .... musical director (3 episodes, 1956-1976)
Susan-Beth Markowitz .... music director (1 episode, 1983-1984)

Patricia Edwards .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Judy Fowler .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Teri Smith .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Hal Simms .... announcer (190 episodes, 1967-1980)
William Edwards .... technical director (46 episodes, 1979-1984)
Ann Vettel .... stage manager (45 episodes, 1979-1984)
Carol Sedwick .... production assistant / assistant to the producer / ... (42 episodes, 1979-1980)
Paul C. York .... video / technical director (11 episodes, 1979)
Nancy McDevitt .... production assistant / announcer (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Harry Kramer .... announcer (4 episodes, 1961-1967)
Tony Marshall .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michelle Marceau .... choreography (3 episodes, 1980)
William Guyon .... technical director (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Dwight Temple .... technical director (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Nancy McGoldrick .... production assistant (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)
Sal Pitta .... video maintenance (unknown episodes)
 

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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)
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (1956-1967) | Color (1967-1984)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
When Procter and Gamble moved the series to ABC from CBS, the latter prevented P&G from mentioning which network the show would be moving to. Thus, ads promoting the show's move said it would now be airing on "another network".See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Edge of Night, 13 June 2006
Author: ggillespie from United States

I was fortunate enough to get a double serving of EON during summer break. When EON moved to ABC, the Baltimore affiliate aired the show at 4:00p.m. directly following GH. However, my hometown of Washington, DC would broadcast the same episode the next morning at 10:30 a.m. The quality of the Baltimore channel was clear when it was cloudy but otherwise snowy at best.

Murder mysteries were EON's forte and the one effect they did better than any other daytime drama was the quick fade to black. There was no slow resolve to black. The music would swell, then suddenly the screen goes black. I loved it!!!!!!

The character names were straight out of period pieces

Just to name a few: Adam Drake, Nicole Travis (Drake), April Cavanaugh, Preacher Emerson, Miles Cavanaugh, Margo Huntington Dorn, Elliot Dorn, and two of my favorites villains Molly Sherwood and Winter Austin.

My favorite Friday cliffhanger occurred at the WMON studios. Winter had reached wits end and decided to confront Nicole in the news studio. The mad chase lead to the catwalk and the overhead in the studio. They both wore a white button-up blouse and blue jeans. There hair were a similar honey hue. When the railing broke, one of the two flipped over the railing and fell face first onto the floor below.

It was awesome, but the kicker was, they waited until Tuesday to pick up the story. They sure don't make'em like they used to.

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