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Edge of Eternity (1959)

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 the Grand Canyon.

Director:

Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)

Writers:

Marion Hargrove (screenplay) (as Knut Swenson), Richard Collins (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

Helped by socialite Janice Kendon, Arizona Deputy Sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts lead to the killer fleeing with Janice as a hostage, and a chase by car and helicopter leading 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly is the Canyon See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Don Siegel said in his biography that he made a joke to a Deputy Sheriff of Arizona. Under the Sheriff's demand, he made fun of him by shooting a phony scene which has never been in the can. When the Deputy Sheriff finally knew the joke, he was badly angered against Siegel, and threatened him seriously and illegally. 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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Spectacular vibrant colors and unbelievable Grand Canyon stunt work .....
7 April 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Edge of Eternity" is without question the finest color photography I have ever seen. The colors of the Grand Canyon are displayed in razor sharp beauty, especially when viewing "Twilight Time's" limited edition Blueray. While the murder investigation is rather ordinary, and the love interest between Cornel Wilde and Victoria Shaw kills time, all is forgiven with the spectacular aerial photography, unbelievable stunts, and fabulous fifties cars on display. The highlight of course is seeing the U.S. Guano tram swinging wildly over the Canyon as Wilde and Mickey Shaughnessy engage in a gun battle. This is truly a one of a kind film, not for it's story, not for it's acting, but for the unforgettable photography and the unique and exciting climax. "Edge of Eternity" is a must see. - MERK


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