Desmond Dickinson


Director Of Photography

Biography

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Man From Nowhere (1976)
Director Of Photography
Beyond The Fog (1972)
Director of Photography
Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
Director of Photography
Trog (1970)
Director of Photography
Sophie's Place (1970)
Director of Photography
Decline and Fall ... of a Bird Watcher (1969)
Director of Photography
Baby Love (1969)
Director of Photography
Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)
2nd unit Photographer
The Devil's Daffodil (1967)
Director of Photography
Berserk (1967)
Director of Photography
A Study in Terror (1966)
Director of Photography
Murder Most Foul (1965)
Director of Photography
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Director of Photography
Murder Ahoy (1964)
Director of Photography
The Hands of Orlac (1964)
Photographer for English version
Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)
Director of Photography
Cairo (1963)
Director of Photography
Two and Two Make Six (1962)
Director of Photography
Horror Hotel (1962)
Director of Photography
The Frightened City (1962)
Director of Photography
Malaga (1962)
Director of Photography
Mary Had a Little ... (1961)
Director of Photography
Konga (1961)
Director of Photography
Foxhole in Cairo (1961)
Director of Photography
Intent to Kill (1959)
Director of Photography
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
Director of Photography
Orders to Kill (1958)
Director Of Photography
Fire Down Below (1957)
Photography
Action of the Tiger (1957)
Director of Photography
The Last Man to Hang (1956)
Director of Photography
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)
Photography
The Loves of Three Queens (1954)
Director Of Photography
Carrington V.C. (1954)
Director Of Photography
The Man Between (1953)
Cinematographer
Encore (1952)
Director of Photography
The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952)
Cinematographer
The Browning Version (1951)
Director Of Photography
The Woman in Question (1950)
Cinematographer
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
Cinematographer
The History of Mr. Polly (1949)
Cinematographer
Hamlet (1948)
Director Of Photography

Visual Effects (Feature Film)

Wings and the Woman (1942)
Special Effects Photographer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Orders to Kill (1958)
Other

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

City Of The Dead (a.k.a. Horror Hotel) -- (1960) - Help Her, Lucifer! Straight to historical business, British independent Vulcan Films (which would soon become the better-known Amicus) begins in 17th century Massachusetts, with Elizabeth Selwyn being burned, Fred Smith leading the mob, and Valentine Dyall, as agonized Puritan Jethrow, praying, opening City Of The Dead, 1960, a.k.a. Horror Hotel.
City Of The Dead (a.k.a. Horror Hotel) -- (1960) - More Effective At Midnight Much of the short performance here of Christopher Lee as modern day professor Driscoll, after his dramatic lecture about a 1692 Massachusetts witch burning, supporting student Nan (Venetia Stevenson) planning some research, and tangling with her scientist brother (Dennis Lotis), in the British-made City Of The Dead, 1960, a.k.a. Horror Hotel.
City Of The Dead (a.k.a. Horror Hotel) -- (1960) - Any Witches Buried There? Arriving at the spot named in the American-release title (Horror Hotel), student Nan (Venetia Stevenson) with hitcher Jethrow (whom we know to be 17th century witchcraft cultist), then the innkeeper (Elizabeth Selwyn), whom we saw burned in the opening, in the British-made City Of The Dead, 1960.
Murder Most Foul (1964) - The Blackmailer! Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie’s sleuth) with her associate Mr. Stringer (Stringer Davis, who was Mr. Rutherford) deducing the meaning of a cut-up newspaper found at a murder scene, ringing a landlady,(Megs Jenkins), and observed by the annoyed Inspector Craddock (Charles Tingwell) Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Murder Most Foul (1964) - The Lodger's Dilemma Husband of the star, Stringer Davis, as “Mr. Stringer,” appears with Ross Parker and Lucy Griffiths from the local theater company, as Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) arrives, having just caused her murder jury to be hung, with Sydney Arnold as the vicar, early in the third of four MGM-British features based on the Agatha Christie, Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Murder Most Foul (1964) - Are You Jane Marble? Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) has her own reasons for infiltrating a local theater company, but must audition for the fussy director Cosgood (second-billed Ron Moody, in his first scene), choosing a Robert Service poem that was a favorite of Rutherford’s, in the last of her MGM-British features as Agatha Christie’s sleuth, Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Hamlet (1948) - Bended Their Light To Me Jean Simmons as Ophelia, daughter of the adviser to the possibly murdered king, entirely in her voice-over and pantomime with the prince, (director and star Laurence Olivier) reporting, in fact to his enemies, on his visit, in the acclaimed 1948 production of Hamlet.
Hamlet (1948) - To Be Or Not To Be Laurence Olivier with his take on a well-known speech, famously mixed between oratory and voice-over, becoming the first actor ever to direct himself to an Academy Award, in Hamlet, 1948.
Hamlet (1948) - Murder Most Foul With camera flourishes by Desmond Dickinson, director and star Laurence Olivier meets his father's ghost, the voice performed by Olivier with various sound treatments, in the 1948 Best Picture winner, Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Hamlet (1948) - This Is The Tragedy The star and director narrates the opening, guard Francisco (John Laurie) relieved by Bernardo (Esmond Knight), joined by Marcellus (Anthony Quayle) and Horatio (Norman Wooland), in Laurence Olivier's 1948 production of Hamlet.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) - To Put Backbone Into Young Jellyfish In her village where Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford, in an original, non-Agathae Christie story), who was outfitted with a naval suit during the credits, joins a meeting chaired by the bishop (Miles Malleson) but derailed by Ffolly-Hardwicke (Henry Longhurst), from the third in the MGM series, Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) - He Was Done Away With Convinced that a fellow member of the board of a society that reforms young truants through naval training was murdered by poisoned snuff, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) guides sidekick Mr. Stringer (Rutherford’s husband, Stringer Davis) through experiments, in Murder Ahoy, 1964.

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