Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials.
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
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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 »
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 »
Spectacular vibrant colors and unbelievable Grand Canyon stunt work .....
"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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