The Bedford Incident

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  • PG
Reporter Ben Munceford (Sidney Poitier) is aboard a U.S. Navy ship sailing near the Arctic Circle, on assignment to write a profile of Capt. Eric Finlander (Richard Widmark), a hardened anti-communist. Despite the concerns of Munceford, medical officer... read more
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Reporter Ben Munceford (Sidney Poitier) is aboard a U.S. Navy ship sailing near the Arctic Circle, on assignment to write a profile of Capt. Eric Finlander (Richard Widmark), a hardened anti-communist. Despite the concerns of Munceford, medical officer Chester Potter (Martin Balsam) and others on the ship, Finlander is shadowing a Soviet submarine on patrol in the same area, hoping to make it to surface. The cat-and-mouse game, however, turns deadly serious.

Original Release

10/11/1965

US Release

10/11/1965

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Cast

Richard Widmark Capt. Eric Finlander U.S.N. / Captain Eric Finlander, U.S.N.
Sidney Poitier Ben Munceford
James MacArthur Ens. Ralston / Ensign Ralston, U.S.N.
Martin Balsam Lt. Cmdr. Chester Potter M.D., U.S.N. / Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.
Wally Cox Seaman Merlin Queffle
Eric Portman Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke - Deutsche Marine / Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke, Deutsche Marine
Michael Kane Commander Allison Executive Officer - Bridge / Cmdr. Allison - Executive Officer, Bridge
Colin Maitland Seaman Jones - Bridge
Paul Tamarin Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge
Frank Lieberman Seaman 1st Class - Bridge
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James B. Harris

Writers

James Poe, Mark Rascovich

Cast

Richard Widmark Capt. Eric Finlander U.S.N. / Captain Eric Finlander, U.S.N.
Sidney Poitier Ben Munceford
James MacArthur Ens. Ralston / Ensign Ralston, U.S.N.
Martin Balsam Lt. Cmdr. Chester Potter M.D., U.S.N. / Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.
Wally Cox Seaman Merlin Queffle
Eric Portman Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke - Deutsche Marine / Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke, Deutsche Marine
Michael Kane Commander Allison Executive Officer - Bridge / Cmdr. Allison - Executive Officer, Bridge
Colin Maitland Seaman Jones - Bridge
Paul Tamarin Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge
Frank Lieberman Seaman 1st Class - Bridge
Burnell Tucker Seaman 1st Class - Bridge
Donald Sutherland Hospitalman Nerney - Sick Bay
James Caffrey Seaman 1st Class - Bridge
Brian Davies Lieutenant Beckman U.S.N. - Communications
Ed Bishop Lieutenant Hacker U.S.N. - Communications
Phil Brown Chief Hospitalman Mckinley - Sick Bay
Shane Rimmer Seaman 1st Class - C.I.C. / Seaman 1st Class
Bill Edwards Lieutenant Hazelwood U.S.N. - Bridge
Stephen Schreiber Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge (as Stephen Von Schreiber) / Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge
Ronald Rubin Seaman 1st Class - Bridge

Producers

Editors

John Jympson

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