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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ann Flood Ann Flood ...  Nancy Karr / ... 310 episodes, 1962-1984
Terry Davis ...  April Cavanaugh Scott / ... 260 episodes, 1978-1981
Forrest Compton Forrest Compton ...  Mike Karr 254 episodes, 1971-1984
Joel Crothers ...  Dr. Miles Cavanaugh / ... 254 episodes, 1978-1984
Tony Craig ...  Draper Scott 253 episodes, 1976-1981
Sharon Gabet Sharon Gabet ...  Raven Swift / ... 244 episodes, 1978-1984
Frances Fisher ...  Deborah Saxon 218 episodes, 1976-1980
Lois Kibbee Lois Kibbee ...  Geraldine Saxon / ... 216 episodes, 1971-1984
Joe Lambie Joe Lambie ...  Logan Swift 215 episodes, 1978-1980
Jayne Bentzen Jayne Bentzen ...  Nicole Cavanaugh / ... 204 episodes, 1979-1981
Irving Allen Lee Irving Allen Lee ...  Calvin Stoner 196 episodes, 1979-1984
Lee Godart Lee Godart ...  Eliot Dorn 183 episodes, 1979-1980
Wade Nichols Wade Nichols ...  Derek Mallory 182 episodes, 1979-1984
Ernie Pysher Ernie Pysher ...  Cliff Nelson 164 episodes, 1979-1984
Denny Albee Denny Albee ...  Steve Guthrie 136 episodes, 1978-1980
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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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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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Trivia

When Teal Ames' character was killed in a 1961 episode, CBS received so many calls after the episode's broadcast that Ames and John Larkin had to appear at the end of the next day's program to reassure viewers that only Ames' character, not the actress herself had died. See more »

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Referenced in Banacek: The Three Million Dollar Piracy (1973) See more »

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The Edge Of Night
Main Title Theme (1956-1975)
Music by Paul Taubman (organist)
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Brilliant, Unusual daytime serial
9 January 2000 | by devalierSee all my reviews

"The Edge of Night" was without a doubt one of the best daytime soaps ever. Unlike other soaps, Edge focused on intelligent, complex mysteries fraught with irony, suspense, and edge-of-your seat action. The show's ensemble cast was probably the best in daytime history, supporting Edge's reputation a classy, well-written, and terrifically acted program. Sadly, after 28 years of superior programming, Edge was dropped in favor of higher-budget, more popular soaps, all of which in effect plagiarized Edge's plots, action, and individuality. Accept no susbstitutes: Edge was The Best!


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