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J.O.C. Orton (1889–1962)

J.O.C. Orton was born in 1889 in London, England as John Overton Cove Orton. He was a writer and director, known for Hi Gang! (1941), Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937) and Bombsight Stolen (1941). He died in May 1962 in London. See full bio »


(age 73) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Hi Gang!
Hi Gang! Writer
Oh, Mr. Porter!
Bombsight Stolen
The Ghost Train


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 1944 Bon Voyage (Short) (screenplay - uncredited)
 1944 Time Flies (original screenplay)
 1944 For Those in Peril (screenplay)
 1942 Back-Room Boy (original story and screenplay)
 1941 Hi Gang! (original story) / (screenplay)
 1941 Bombsight Stolen (screenplay)
 1941 Mail Train
 1940 Goofer Trouble (Short) (as John Orton)
 1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (screen play)
 1940 Band Waggon (written and devised by)
 1939 The Frozen Limits (scenario)
 1939 Ask a Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Hey! Hey! USA (writer)
 1938 Many Tanks Mr. Atkins (writer)
 1938 Old Bones of the River (writer)
 1938 It's in the Blood (writer)
 1938 The Viper (writer)
 1938 Thistledown (story)
 1938 Mr. Satan (writer)
 1937 Oh, Mr. Porter! (screenplay)
 1937 Non-Stop New York (screenplay)
 1936 Jack of All Trades (screenplay)
 1936 Everything Is Thunder (screenplay)
 1935 Alias Bulldog Drummond (original screen play)
 1934 Jack Ahoy (story)
 1933 Leave It to Smith (writer)
 1932 After the Ball (adaptation)
 1931 Bill and Coo (Short) (screenplay - uncredited)
 1930 Windjammer (screenplay - as John Orton)
 1925 A Typical Budget (Short)
 1925 Battling Bruisers (Short)
 1925 Cut It Out (Short)
 1925 So This Is Jollygood (Short)
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John Orton

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