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 / ... 313 episodes, 1962-1984
Terry Davis ...  April Cavanaugh Scott / ... 260 episodes, 1978-1981
Joel Crothers ...  Dr. Miles Cavanaugh / ... 258 episodes, 1978-1984
Forrest Compton Forrest Compton ...  Mike Karr 256 episodes, 1971-1984
Tony Craig ...  Draper Scott 253 episodes, 1976-1981
Sharon Gabet Sharon Gabet ...  Raven Swift / ... 247 episodes, 1978-1984
Frances Fisher ...  Deborah Saxon 218 episodes, 1976-1980
Lois Kibbee Lois Kibbee ...  Geraldine Saxon / ... 218 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 199 episodes, 1979-1984
Wade Nichols Wade Nichols ...  Derek Mallory 184 episodes, 1979-1984
Lee Godart Lee Godart ...  Eliot Dorn 183 episodes, 1979-1980
Ernie Pysher Ernie Pysher ...  Cliff Nelson 168 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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Runtime:

(7420 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Most of the CBS-era episodes are presumed to be lost, a common problem of older programs recorded on videotape. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Edge Of Night
Main Title Theme (1956-1975)
Music by Paul Taubman (organist)
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An Interesting Fact
31 May 2004 | by DiosprometheusSee all my reviews

An interesting fact about this show is that it had its origins in the Perry Mason radio show before it was a TV show.

The radio show ran from 1943 to 1955, five days a week, on the CBS radio network.

It was part soap opera and part detective story.

When the radio show moved, with most of the cast and the production staff, to TV, it was renamed Edge of Night.

The cast members were given new character names.

The Perry Mason character was dropped. On September 21, 1957, CBS aired a new show, Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr.


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