The Bedford Incident

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Nerve-racking suspense surrounds THE BEDFORD INCIDENT, the tale of a U.S. Naval vessel on a routineNATO patrol that ends up in a freakish showdown with a Russian submarine. Richard Widmark is Capt. Eric Finlander, the maniacal commander who drives his... read more
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Nerve-racking suspense surrounds THE BEDFORD INCIDENT, the tale of a U.S. Naval vessel on a routineNATO patrol that ends up in a freakish showdown with a Russian submarine. Richard Widmark is Capt. Eric Finlander, the maniacal commander who drives his tense crew to the brink of nervous exhaustion. Sidney Poitier is Ben Munceford, a photojournalist aboard The Bedford, assigned to record a "typical" mission. His moral indignation is put to the test by the captain's obsession with forcing the subto the surface. Several crew members are at their breaking points as Finlander continues his prowl.Especially affected is a former German U-boat commander, now aboard the Bedford as a NATO observer, portrayed by Eric Portman.

Original Release

10/11/1965

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Cast

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

James B. Harris

Writers

James Poe, Mark Rascovich

Cast

Richard Widmark Captain Eric Finlander U.S.N.
Sidney Poitier Ben Munceford
James MacArthur Ensign Ralston (as James Macarthur)
Martin Balsam Lt. Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.
Wally Cox Seaman Merlin Queffle
Eric Portman Commodore Wolfgang Schrepke Deutsche Marine
Michael Kane Commander 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 (as Edward Bishop)
Phil Brown Chief Hospitalman Mckinley - Sick Bay
Shane Rimmer Seaman 1st Class - C.I.C. / Seaman 1st Class
Michael Graham Lieutenant Krindlemeyer U.S.N. - Bridge
Bill Edwards Lieutenant Hazelwood U.S.N. - Bridge
Stephen Schreiber Seaman 2nd Class - Bridge (as Stephen Von Schreiber)

Producers

Editors

John Jympson

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