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Widmark stars in Cold War sea drama

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 12:30 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The next Widmark Wednesday movie features Princeton’s own Richard Widmark as the captain of a U.S. destroyer involved in a dangerous Cold War game of cat and mouse with a Soviet submarine.

The film begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.

In the 1965 drama, Widmark’s character relentlessly pushes his crew while shadowing the Soviet sub near Greenland. Their exhausted condition factors heavily in the final confrontation.

Sidney Poitier, Widmark’s friend, portrays a journalist along for the ride who becomes increasingly worried by the captain’s behavior.

Co-starring are Eric Portman, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox and a young Donald Sutherland.

Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991.

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