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Edge of Eternity Details


A well-dressed older man drives a car along the winding mountain road adjacent to the Grand Canyon. Another man lies in wait for him where the road ends. They fight, and the car and one of the men plunge into the mile-deep gorge. Thus begins a series of four killings that fall into the lap of newly hired Mojave County deputy Les Martin (Cornel Wilde) and his boss, Sheriff Edwards (Edgar Buchanan). Les is an experienced homicide detective trying to redeem himself and his career after a series of personal tragedies and professional disasters, unsteady in his confidence and uncertain of his ability -- the only people he's especially close to are the sheriff who hired him and Scotty (Mickey Shaughnessy), the big-hearted keeper of the local tavern. And complicating his investigation of the murder case at hand is his constant crossing of paths with the beautiful, wealthy Janice Kendon (Victoria Shaw), who seems to have a knack for turning up around every corner of this case. He has to sort out his feelings about her and work out what the murders have to do with the one clue left behind by one of the victims, about the "dancing bucket" that carries men and material more than 7,000 feet across the mile-high chasm. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi


Cornel Wilde
as Les Martin
Victoria Shaw
as Janice Kendon
Mickey Shaughnessy
as Scotty O'Brien
Edgar Buchanan
as Sheriff Edwards
Rian Garrick
as Bob Kendon
Jack Elam
as Bill Ward
Alexander Lockwood
as Jim Kendon
Dabbs Greer
as Gas Station Attendant
Tom Fadden
as Eli
George Cisar
as The Dealer
Ted Jacques
as Suds Reese
Don Siegel
as Man at motel pool
Hope Summers
as Motel attendant
Don Siegel
as Man at motel pool


Don Siegel
Knut Swenson
Knut Swenson
Screen Story
Ben Markson
Screen Story
Marion Hargrove
Burnett Guffey
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Composer (Music Score)
Jerome Thoms
Frank A. Tuttle
Art Director
Frank A. Tuttle
Set Designer