Edge of Eternity (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Edge of Eternity (1959)

Edge of Eternity




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This is an exciting, low-budget action film that features the Grand Canyon and its dizzying gorges as well as Scotty (Mickey Shaughnessy), a daredevil criminal, Les (Cornel Wilde), a sheriff's deputy, and Janice, a damsel in distress (Victoria Shaw). After an executive in a prosperous gold-mine venture meets foul play at the hands of a trio of smugglers, two of the criminals are killed off under mysterious circumstances and a third is left to fend for himself. The dead executive had discovered that gold from the mine was being smuggled out and sold at black-market prices in Mexico. With the sheriff's deputy hot on his heels, the remaining thief takes Janice hostage and after a lengthy chase in his snazzy Thunderbird, the hostage, the thief, and the sheriff's deputy all end up battling it out in a yellow cable car that dangles precipitously over a deep gorge. Director Donald Siegel is best known for his 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a classic psychological horror film with broader political connotations that would influence future films in the genre.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
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Written By: Marion Hargrove, Richard Collins, Knut Swenson
Columbia Pictures


Cornel Wilde
as Les Martin
Victoria Shaw
as Janice Kendon
Mickey Shaughnessy
as Scotty O'Brien
Rian Garrick
as Bob Kendon
Edgar Buchanan
as Sheriff Edwards
Jack Elam
as Bill Ward
Dabbs Greer
as Gas Station Attendan...
Wendell Holmes
as Sam Houghton
George Cisar
as The Dealer
Ted Jacques
as Suds Reese
Paul Bailey
as Amphibian Pilot
George Ross
as Undersheriff
Hope Summers
as Motel Lady
John Ayres
as Coroner
Don Siegel
as Pipe Smoker at Motel
John Roy
as Whitmore
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Critic Reviews for Edge of Eternity

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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It's weak on plot, but strong on setting up the proper grim psychological mood for its story to unfold.

Full Review… | May 2, 2003
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February 5, 2013

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Edge of Eternity

Not the best movie ever made but it has a decent story a good cast and is shot in beautiful color.

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