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Desmond Dickinson (1902–1986)


(age 83) in Surrey, England, UK

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Hamlet Cinematographer
Detective Lloyd
Detective Lloyd Cinematographer
The Avengers
The Avengers Camera and Electrical Department
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 1975 The Man from Nowhere (lighting cameraman)
 1972 Beware My Brethren (director of photography)
 1972 Burke & Hare (director of photography)
 1971 Incense for the Damned (director of photography)
 1971 The Beast in the Cellar (director of photography)
 1971 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (director of photography)
 1970 Trog (director of photography)
 1968 Baby Love (director of photography)
 1967 Berserk (director of photography)
 1965 The Alphabet Murders (director of photography)
 1965 A Study in Terror (director of photography)
 1964 Murder Ahoy (director of photography)
 1964 Murder Most Foul (director of photography)
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing (photographed by)
 1963 Cairo (director of photography)
 1961 The Frightened City (director of photography)
 1961 Konga
 1960 The Hands of Orlac (director of photography - English version)
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo (director of photography)
 1960 The City of the Dead (director of photography)
 1960 Malaga
 1959 Jessy (Short) (photography)
 1959 Horrors of the Black Museum (director of photography)
 1958 Orders to Kill (director of photography)
 1958 The Stowaway
 1957 Action of the Tiger (director of photography)
 1957 Fire Down Below (photographed by)
 1956 The Black Tent (director of photography)
 1955 Quentin Durward (uncredited)
 1954 Court Martial (director of photography)
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer (director of photography)
 1953 The Man Between (director of photography)
 1953 Project M7
 1952 Tonight at 8:30 (director of photography)
 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest (director of photography)
 1951 Encore (director of photography)
 1951 The Browning Version (director of photography)
 1950 Five Angles on Murder (director of photography)
 1950 Operation Disaster (director of photography)
 1949 The Rocking Horse Winner (director of photography)
 1949 The History of Mr. Polly (director of photography)
 1948 Hamlet (photographer)
 1947 Hungry Hill (director of photography)
 1943 Thursday's Child (director of photography - as Desmond Dickenson)
 1940 Westward Ho! (Short)
 1939 The Body Vanished (photographed by)
 1939 The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (photography)
 1939 Two Days to Live (Short)
 1938 Scruffy
 1938 Chips
 1937 Holiday's End
 1937 Night Ride (photography)
 1936 Stars on Parade (photography)
 1936 The Small Man
 1935 Variety
 1935 Cock o' the North (photography)
 1935 A Real Bloke
 1934 Danny Boy
 1934 Dick Turpin
 1933 Karma (as Desmond C. Dickinson)
 1932 Threads
 1932 Here's George
 1932 Account Rendered (Short)
 1932 The New Hotel
 1932 The Spare Room (Short)
 1932 Detective Lloyd (director of photography)
 1931 Jealousy
 1928 Guns of Loos
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Alternate Names:

Desmond Dickenson | Desmond C. Dickinson

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British cinematographer, in films from the age of seventeen as a laboratory assistant. Graduated to lighting cameraman in the late 1920's, often put to work on low-budget 'quota quickies' for Gainsborough, Welsh-Pearson and Stoll studios. During World War II, he worked on propaganda and training films. Did his best work got Olivier ("Hamlet") and Asquith ("The Browning Version" (1951) and "The ... See more »



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