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The Bedford Incident

James Harris / GB, 1965 / 102 min.

Nail-biting tension arises when a Cold War reporter (Sidney Poitier) researches a piece on life aboard a destroyer. Richard Widmark portrays the captain playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a Soviet submarine off the coast of Greenland.

poster The Bedford Incident (James B. Harris, GB/US 1965)
Reporter Ben Munceford (Sidney Poitier) is a guest on board the destroyer Bedford, ostensibly to write a piece on submarine warfare, but actually to portray the fanatical Captain Finlander (Richard Widmark). The latter only cares about intimidating the Russians. Things on board escalate because Finlander works his crew to the bone and prevents the Russian sub from replenishing its oxygen.

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This movie is suitable for all ages

Director

James Harris

Production year

1965

Country

GB

Original title

The Bedford Incident

Length

102 min.

Language

English, Russian

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

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Sidney Poitier & Denzel Washington

Sidney Poitier was Denzel Washington’s shining example. The actors were good friends, but never played in a film together. This summer, Eye brings them together on the big screen for the first time by showing the best of their films.

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