Desmond Dickinson

Born: 25 May 1902, Surrey
Died: 1 March 1986, Surrey

Highlighted works

  • Thursday's Child

    An attack on the film industry’s exploitation of young women, directed by Rodney Ackland.

  • Meet Me Tonight

    A compendium of three Noël Coward-penned stories that cover music hall mayhem, suburban suffering and a romp on the Riviera.

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Laurence Olivier triumphed as actor and director in this stark and imposing screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama of tragic uncertainty.

  • Westward Ho!

    Westward Ho!

    Westward Ho! is a punchy yet touching film about the evacuation of city children to rural areas during World War II.

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Boris Pasternak’s story of love in the Russian Revolution confirmed David Lean’s standing as the master of the sweeping historical epic.

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s underrated tale of the mysterious ‘glue man’ is one of their most moving films.

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