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Edge of Eternity (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 November 1959 (USA)
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dancing Lady 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

Shots of the County Courthouse show that the correct spelling of the actual Arizona county where the action is set is "Mohave". However, on one of the teletypes coming into police headquarters, the county's name is spelled "Mojave", the Spanish spelling. See more »

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Excellent mystery-thriller
14 June 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I taped Edge of Eternity when Channel 4 screened it some time ago and found it very enjoyable. Some reviews state this as a Western, but it is more of a mystery-thriller than a Western.

A Sheriff in Arizona investigates three murders around the Grand Canyon and is help by a woman and not surprisingly they fall in love with each other. The killer then takes the woman hostage and he is caught in the dramatic final showdown in a minor's bucket, high over the Grand Canyon.

Edge of Eternity has some magnificent scenery. especially the Grand Canyon scenes.

The cast is lead by Cornel Wilde as the Sheriff, Victoria Shaw as his love interest and Micky Shaughnessy. All play good parts.

This movie is a must see, just for the scenery. Excellent.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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