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Edge of Eternity (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 November 1959 (USA)
In the 1950s, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin is pressured by his community to solve a string of mysterious murders around a mining ghost town in Grand Canyon.

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(as Donald Siegel)

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(screenplay) (as Knut Swenson), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Les Martin
Victoria Shaw ...
Janice Kendon
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Scotty O'Brien
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Sheriff Edwards
Rian Garrick ...
Bob Kendon
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Bill Ward
Alexander Lockwood ...
Jim Kendon
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Gas Station Attendant
Tom Fadden ...
Eli Jones
Wendell Holmes ...
Sam Houghton
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Helped by socialite Janice Kendon and barkeeper Scott O'Brien, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts leads to the killer fleeing with Janice as a hostage and a chase by car and helicopter lead to a climax on a miner's bucket on cables a mile above the canyon floor. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Violence careens across the Grand Canyon! See more »


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2 November 1959 (USA)  »

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Deadly is the Canyon  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastman Color)

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2.35 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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The helicopter pursuing the car in the climactic chase is shown moving at a high speed, but in close-ups of the deputy and pilot in the copter, the clouds behind are stationary and there's no sign of movement at all. See more »

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Excellent mystery-thriller
14 June 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I taped Edge of Eternity when Channel 4 screened it some time ago and found it very enjoyable. Some reviews state this as a Western, but it is more of a mystery-thriller than a Western.

A Sheriff in Arizona investigates three murders around the Grand Canyon and is help by a woman and not surprisingly they fall in love with each other. The killer then takes the woman hostage and he is caught in the dramatic final showdown in a minor's bucket, high over the Grand Canyon.

Edge of Eternity has some magnificent scenery. especially the Grand Canyon scenes.

The cast is lead by Cornel Wilde as the Sheriff, Victoria Shaw as his love interest and Micky Shaughnessy. All play good parts.

This movie is a must see, just for the scenery. Excellent.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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