THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (PG)
D: James B. Harris
Columbia/Bedford (James B. Harris)
UK/USA 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 1965
W: James Poe [based on the novel by Mark Rascovich]
DP: Gilbert Taylor
Ed: John Jympson
Mus: Gerard Schurmann
Richard Widmark (Capt. Eric Finlander), Sidney Poitier (Ben Munceford), Martin Balsam (Lt. Cmdr. Chester Potter), James MacArthur (Ensign Ralston), Eric Portman (Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke)
Though produced in Britain, the political tension of this Cold War drama would have been magnified on the other side of the pond.
Set on-board a Naval destroyer, a belligerent and ruthless captain gives chase to a soviet submarine and considers using nuclear arms, much against the recommendations of his advisors.
The two central performances of Richard Widmark…