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The Bedford Incident (1965) Movie Information

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The Bedford Incident (1965)
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Overall Rank:

1881

Avg. Rating:

3.04/4

# of Ratings:

12

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/02/1965

Director:

James B. Harris

Actors:

Richard Widmark
Sidney Poitier
James MacArthur
Martin Balsam
Wally Cox
Michael Kane

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A reporter is given access to the American destroyer the USS Bedford and the cold-war hardened Captain Finlander. But when a Soviet sub is discovered, things get entirely too real as the captain pursues the enemy at any cost. -- Chris Kavan

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"The Bedford Incident" by Yojimbo

Richard Widmark stars in this tense cold war thriller as an abrasive naval commander playing a high stakes game of cat and mouse with a soviet submarine. This is obviously influenced (as most sea-bourne adventures are) by the classic tale of obsession, Moby Dick, as Widmark pursues his white whale with little thought for the consequences. There is some great verbal sparring between his character and Sidney Poitier's tenacious reporter, which is almost as much fun to watch as his demolition of every man who tries to stand in his way; Widmark is always better in his more hard-nosed roles. Add some nice documentary style black & white photography and an excellent turn by Eric Portman as a pragmatic ex U-boat commander and you have an intelligent and cleverly written thriller cum arms race an...

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