The Bedford Incident Poster

Release Date: November 25th, 1999

DVD Release Date: September 23rd, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Martin Balsam, James MacArthur, Wally Cox, Eric Portman, Michael Kane, Phil Brown

Director: James B. Harris

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Pursuit, Gripping, Tense, Rivalry, 1960s


Nominated British Art Direction: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)