The Bedford Incident

"Very Good"

The Bedford Incident Review


The Cold War was still fairly young when The Bedford Incident came out, but they already had the formula down cold. So to speak. Sidney Poitier is a reporter sent on what ought to be a routine job -- to cover a practice sail of a destroyer called the USS Bedford. But when the sadistic captain (Richard Widmark) discovers a Soviet sub -- maybe -- lurking off the coast, a game of cat and mouse ensues, with Poitier capturing it all for the papers. The ending is a real piece of work that comes out of nowhere, and even though the film is a little repetitive up to that point, it's all worth it for the titular "incident" in the end.


The Bedford Incident

Facts and Figures

Run time: 102 mins

In Theaters: Friday 3rd December 1965

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Bedford Productions Ltd.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: James B. Harris

Producer: James B. Harris,

Starring: as Captain Eric Finlander, U.S.N., as Ben Munceford, Eric Portman as Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke, Deutsche Marine, as Ensign Ralston, U.S.N., as Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N., as Seaman Merlin Queffle, as Commander Allison Executive Officer - Bridge, Colin Maitland as Seaman Jones - Bridge, Paul Tamarin as Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge, Frank Lieberman as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge, Burnell Tucker as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge, as Hospitalman Nerney - Sick Bay, James Caffrey as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge, as Lieutenant Beckman U.S.N. - Communications, as Lieutenant Hacker U.S.N. - Communications

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