The Bedford Incident (1965)


Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub in the depths and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew, and the on-screen tension, to breaking point in this chilling cold-war tale of cat and mouse.

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Viooz Score: 7/10 from 26 votes
Release Date: 1965-10-11
Status: Released
Run time: 102 min / 1:42
Production Studio : Bedford Productions Ltd., Columbia Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America

The Bedford Incident Casts

Richard Widmark
as Captain Eric Finlander, U.S.N.
Sidney Poitier
as Ben Munceford
Eric Portman
as Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke, Deutsche Marine
James MacArthur
as Ensign Ralston, U.S.N.
Martin Balsam
as Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.
Wally Cox
as Seaman Merlin Queffle
Michael Kane
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
Donald Sutherland
as Hospitalman Nerney - Sick Bay
James Caffrey
as Seaman 1st Class - Bridge
Brian Davies
as Lieutenant Beckman U.S.N. - Communications
Ed Bishop
as Lieutenant Hacker U.S.N. - Communications
Shane Rimmer
as 1st Class Seaman
Shane Rimmer
as Seaman 1st Class

The Bedford Incident Crew

Directing James B. Harris Director
Writing Mark Rascovich Novel
Writing James Poe Screenplay
Production James B. Harris Producer
Production Richard Widmark Producer
Production Denis O'Dell Producer
Sound Gerard Schurmann Original Music Composer
Camera Gilbert Taylor Director of Photography
Editing John Jympson Editor
Production James Liggat Casting
Art Arthur Lawson Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Eric Allwright Makeup Artist
Crew Les Hammond Sound Recordist
Crew Bob Jones Sound Recordist
Camera Derek V. Browne Camera Operator