In the city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include dowager ... See full summary »

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Irving Vendig
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1984   1983   1982   1981   … See all »
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ann Flood Ann Flood ...  Nancy Karr 3,562 episodes, 1962-1984
Forrest Compton ...  Mike Karr 3,521 episodes, 1971-1984
Donald May ...  Adam Drake 2,831 episodes, 1967-1976
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Storyline

In the city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include dowager Geraldine Whitney, the frequently-married Raven Alexander, attorney Adam Drake and his wife, Nicole, attorney Draper Scott and his wife, April, Police Chief Bill Marceau, night club owner Johnny Dallas, physician Dr. Miles Cavanaugh, young Jody Travis and her many boyfriends, and Mike Karr himself, his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Lorrie. All the usual soap opera devices, including prolonged amnesia, a woman with a split personality, murderous mobsters, usurped identities, and murders with many suspects, are used quite effectively in this long running serial. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Trivia

When he was on the show, Stephen Markle portrayed Ted Loomis, a corrupt cop who eventually became a serial murderer. Loomis killed several other characters, and the fans loved him and wanted him to keep killing even more characters. The producers became alarmed that his evil, psychopathic character was becoming too popular. As a result, it was decided to write out Loomis by killing the character. Fans were shocked and outraged by this decision. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Starsky and Hutch: Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Edge Of Night
Main Title Theme (1956-1975)
Music by Paul Taubman (organist)
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The Best Mystery Soap Ever Created!
7 December 1999 | by CarrigonSee all my reviews

Sadly, they do not make Soaps like this one anymore. I was literally sick when it was cancelled. Edge of Night had it all, wonderfully written mysteries and suspense stories. Great characters and wonderful actors. This soap will be sorely missed for a long time. Edge of Night was special. It just had a rare combination of the right writers, actors, directors, even the right sets. The soap may be gone, but its memories will last a lifetime.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edge of Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7420 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1956-1967)| Color (1967-1984)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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