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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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Cast

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Les Martin
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Janice Kendon
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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
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Eli Jones
Wendell Holmes ...
Sam Houghton
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Storyline

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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Mile-High Suspense In The Grand Canyon! See more »


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2 November 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly is the Canyon  »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastman Color)

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2.35 : 1
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Cornel Wilde was recovering from surgery for a detached retina during filming and sometimes had difficulty seeing, although he insisted on doing all of his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

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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Very interesting,fast paced Whodunnit!!
27 February 2014 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

Like all of Don Siegel's movies we are immersed in the action from the beginning of this spectacularly shot mystery thriller.Not a single frame,word or gesture is wasted just like in all of Don's films.No wonder Clint Eastwood attributes his own economical movie-making style to him. Cornel Wilde's deputy sheriff carries the whole film very well like in a old school noir mystery he is in almost every scene piecing the puzzle along with us and we are not given any information other than what he learns therefore the final revelation is as shocking to us as is to him. Like of all Don Siegel movies the supporting cast is great; including the late and great Edgar Buchanon, Siegel regular Jack Elam and the very beautiful and charming Victoria Shaw.But like in all his films the bad guy (revealed at the end)is awesome. Kudos to Don Siegel ,one of my all time favourite directors. Special mention has to be made of the film's stuntmen's work in the climax.I won't spoil it but it's a nail biting sequence.


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