The Bedford Incident

The Bedford Incident
  • 1965
  • Directed by: James B Harris
  • Cast: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Eric Portman

Tense cold war drama, in which a hawkish US Navy destroyer commander Finlander (Widmark) relentlessly harasses a Soviet submarine as a civilian journalist (Poitier) and a Nato observer (Portman) watch in mounting alarm; famous for Widmark's incendiary performance as the captain, and its still-shocking final moments.

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