Release dateAugust 2, 1950 (1950-08-02) (Premiere-New York City)
August 30, 1950 (1950-08-30) (US) Based onthe novel
by Leo Brady WriterLeo Brady (novel), Philip Yordan ScreenplayLeo Brady, Philip Yordan, Ben Hecht, Charles Brackett CastDana Andrews (Father Thomas Roth), Farley Granger (Martin Lynn), Joan Evans (Rita Conroy), Robert Keith (Detect. Lieutenant Mandel), Paul Stewart (Mr. Craig), Mala Powers (Julie) Similar moviesOldboy, Spotlight, Brooklyn's Finest, Millions, The Lawnmower Man, ATM
Tagline100 BREATH-TAKING MINUTES OF "EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT" SUSPENSE AND PULSE-POUNDING MYSTERY!
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Edge of Doom is a 1950 black-and-white film noir directed by Mark Robson and starring Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, and Joan Evans.
The story concerns a young mentally disturbed man, Martin Lynn (Farley Granger), who goes on a rampage after his sick mother dies. One of the man's biggest beefs is with the Catholic Church who, in addition to slighting him when his mother needed a priest, once refused to bury his father years earlier because he committed suicide. The man, blaming the environment he lives in, goes on a rampage taking revenge on his cheap boss, a mortician and a priest, Father Kirkman (Harold Vermilyea), who refuses to give his poor mother a big funeral. He begins his rampage by killing the hard-line Catholic priest, who slighted him, by beating him with a heavy crucifix. Later, another young priest, Father Roth (Dana Andrews), suspects the young man, now arrested for another crime, for the killing.
Dana Andrews as Father Thomas Roth
Farley Granger as Martin Lynn
Joan Evans as Rita Conroy, Martin's girlfriend
Robert Keith as Lieutenant Mandel
Paul Stewart as Craig
Mala Powers as Julie
Adele Jergens as Irene, Craig's girlfriend
John Ridgely as 1st Detective
Douglas Fowley as 2nd Detective
Harold Vermilyea as Father Kirkman
Mabel Paige as Mrs. Pearson
Ellen Corby as Mrs. Jeanette Moore
Robert Karnes as George, a Priest narrated to
When the film was released, the staff at Variety magazine gave the film a positive review, writing, "A grim, relentless story, considerably offbeat, gives some distinction to Edge of Doom. It is played to the hilt by a good cast and directed with impact by Mark Robson." The New York Times wrote, "Robson's direction gives flashes of high tension to the film, for he has made effective use of street scenes and noises and has skillfully reflected the oppressive atmosphere of poverty and squalor, but his actors run more to types than to real people."
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures: NBR Award - Top Ten Films; 1950.