Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Review – The Bedford Incident

It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen a movie with a surprise ending that actually surprised me. But this one did. More about that I won’t say for obvious reasons. A journalist (Sidney Poitier) goes out on a ride-along with a Navy destroyer prowling the North Atlantic. The captain of the vessel (Richard Widmark) is an intriguing character, neither a weak-willed Queeg nor a cruel Bly. Nonetheless, he is most intent on messing with a Soviet sub caught lurking where it oughtn’t. The psychological drama that plays out between the characters is well scripted with just the right balance of tension. Worth seeing

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