Watch The Bedford Incident
- 1 hr 42 min
The Bedford Incident is a 1965 Cold War drama. The cast includes Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Eric Portman and James MacArthur. The story is about an American destroyer named the USS Bedford that detects a Soviet submarine in waters near the coast of Greenland. Widmark plays Captain Eric Finlander and Poitier is a photojournalist named Ben Munceford. Munceford’s job is to document life on the USS Bedford. Widmark is relentless in his pursuit of the Soviet sub. His character loosely based Moby Dick. Captain Finlander’s obsession with the Soviet submarine echoes Captain Ahab’s obsession with the great whale.