A dark, gloomy, often depressing film, EDGE OF DOOM is nevertheless a powerful portrait of a mentally unbalanced youth, Granger, who, when his impoverished mother dies, begs the local priest, Vermilyea, for a lavish funeral mass. The narrow-minded priest refuses and, in a fit of rage,
Granger crushes his skull with a heavy crucifix. He is almost identified by a witness, but suspicion falls instead on Stewart, a petty crook living with moll Jergens, who was also seen in the neighborhood at the time of the priest's murder. Andrews is the priest who takes over the poor parish
following Vermilyea's death. He launches his own investigation, which rankles detective Keith...