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Edge of Eternity (1959)

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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... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Les Martin
Victoria Shaw ...
Janice Kendon
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Scotty O'Brien
Sheriff Edwards
Rian Garrick ...
Bob Kendon
Bill Ward
Alexander Lockwood ...
Jim Kendon
Gas Station Attendant
Tom Fadden ...
Eli Jones
Wendell Holmes ...
Sam Houghton


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

2 November 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rim of the Canyon  »

Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The plane the smugglers use is a 1929 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air A-6000-A, #N377M. See more »


After they've retrieved Charley's body from the canyon, the camera pans on the seaplane taking off from the river and the shadows of the camera crew are clearly visible on a boulder in the foreground. See more »

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Closing credits: Filmed with the cooperation of the United States Guano Corporation, a subsidiary of New Pacific Coal & Oil, Limited. 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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