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The Bedford Incident

1965

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  • Though stylistically and tonally tame in comparison to Harris’s later works, The Bedford Incident holds up both as an influential, lived-in entry in the subgenre of the close-quarters, boat-confined thriller and a credibly downbeat character portrait of “an old-fashioned patriot.” Widmark nails both of Finlander’s extremes: the chaotic, gleeful glint in his eyes when he’s got his enemies right where he wants them, and the utter dejection when he knows he’s crossed the line.