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Release Date:
2 April 1956 (USA) See more »
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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 & 28 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Frances Fisher ... Detective Deborah 'Red' Saxon (53 episodes, 1976-1981)
Tony Craig ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Draper Scott / ... (28 episodes, 1975-1981)

Terry Davis ... April Cavanaugh Scott / ... (27 episodes, 1977-1981)
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Series Directed by
Richard Pepperman (3 episodes, 1979-1984)

Freddie Bartholomew (unknown episodes)
John Driver (unknown episodes)
Allen Fristoe (unknown episodes)
Joanne Goodhart (unknown episodes)
Christopher Goutman (unknown episodes)
Arie Hefter (unknown episodes)
John Sedwick (unknown episodes)
Leonard Valenta (unknown episodes)
Andrew D. Weyman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Henry Slesar (42 episodes, 1968-1983)
Steve Lehrman (42 episodes, 1978-1981)
Donna Pizzi (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lois Kibbee (3 episodes, 1981-1984)
Marty Ross (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lee Sheldon (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Irving Vendig (1 episode, 1956)
Lou Scofield (1 episode, 1966)

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)
Carl Bixby (unknown episodes)
James Gentile (unknown episodes)
Frank Salisbury (unknown episodes)
Albert Zuckerman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Erwin Nicholson .... executive producer / producer (21 episodes, 1966-1984)
Jacqueline Haber .... producer (4 episodes, 1981-1984)
Gail Kobe .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Catherine Maher .... associate producer (1 episode, 1980-1984)

Charles Polachek .... producer (unknown episodes, 1956-1959)
Werner Michel .... producer (unknown episodes, 1956)
Charles Fisher .... producer (unknown episodes, 1960-1964)
Bud Gowen .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1963-1981)
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 (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Hal Gardner (1 episode, 1961-1968)

Sy Tomashoff (unknown episodes, 1961)
Harry B. Miller (unknown episodes, 1962-1968)
 
Series Costume Design by
Doreen Ackerman (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Andrew Eger .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1979)
Andy Eger .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1984)
Irene Hamalin .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1984)

Dennis Eger .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Robert E. Short .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 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
Carol Sedwick .... associate director (1 episode, 1984)

Joel Aronowitz .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Nick Chomyn .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Joanne Goodhart .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Andrew D. Weyman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Hart .... carpenter (50 episodes, 1961-1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Arthur Irons .... sound (1 episode, 1966-1968)
Tim McCarthy .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1983)
Edward Atchison .... audio director (1 episode, 1984)
Robert Saxon .... sound effects (1 episode, 1984)

Frank Beemish .... sound (unknown episodes)
Jay Chicon .... sound (unknown episodes)
Ken McCaleb .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Robert Drew Primrose .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
Vincent Ronca .... sound (unknown episodes)
Mike Shoskes .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Vaile Kirishjian .... graphic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William J. Millard III .... camera operator (1 episode, 1979)
Robert Toerper .... camera operator (1 episode, 1979)
William Unkel .... camera operator (1 episode, 1979)
Danny Cirella .... lighting director (1 episode, 1984)
Arie Hefter .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
Bill Hughes .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
T.J. O'Mara .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
John P. Valentino .... video operator (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
Susan-Beth Markowitz .... music director (1 episode, 1983-1984)

Paul Taubman .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1956-1976)
Patricia Edwards .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Judy Fowler .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Barbara Miller .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Teri Smith .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
William Edwards .... technical director (2 episodes, 1979-1984)
Ann Vettel .... stage manager (1 episode, 1979-1984)

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)
Nancy McDivitt .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
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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Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Paperboy (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Edge Of NightSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Emmy-Winning Seventies, 9 September 2001
Author: Charles Pearson (cpears@mac.com) from San Francisco

`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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