With Eric Portman, James MacArthur, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Wally Cox, Martin Balsam, Michael Kane, Colin Maitland, Paul Tamarin, Frank Lieberman, Burnell Tucker, James Caffrey, Michael Graham, Bill Edwards, Stephen von Schreiber, Ronald Rubin, Eugene Leonard, Gary Cockrell, Roy Stephens, George Roubicek
The Bedford Incident is a 1965 Anglo-American Cold War film starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier, and co-produced by Richard Widmark. The cast also features Eric Portman, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam and Wally Cox, as well as early appearances by Donald Sutherland and Ed Bishop. The screenplay by James Poe is based on the 1963 book by Mark Rascovich. This in turn was patterned after Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; at one point in the film the captain is advised he is "no longer hunting whales."
The film was directed by James B. Harris, who up to that time was best known as Stanley Kubrick's producer.