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Edge of Doom

A grim, relentless story, considerably offbeat, gives some distinction to ed ge of Doom. It is played to the hilt by a good cast and directed with impact by Mark Robson.

A grim, relentless story, considerably offbeat, gives some distinction to ed ge of Doom. It is played to the hilt by a good cast and directed with impact by Mark Robson.

The plot [from a novel by Leo Brady] has a single line and pursues it without deviation. It tells the story of a poverty-stricken boy, with a mother fixation after long years of caring for her, who tries to give her the funeral he believes she deserves. He receives unsympathetic treatment from the parish priest and, in a rage, kills the father with a crucifix.

At every turn, the oy is rebuffed in his efforts to set a fine funeral. That, and the weight of a guilty conscience, finally become so oppressive he admits his crime.

Edge of Doom

  • Production: RKO/Samuel Goldwyn. Director Mark Robson; Producer Samuel Goldwyn; Screenplay Philip Yordan; Camera Harry Stradling; Editor Daniel Mandell; Music Hugo Friedhofer
  • Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 98 MIN.
  • With: Dana Andrews Farley Granger Joan Evans Robert Keith Mala Powers Paul Stewart