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John Overton Cone Orton

- Bio -This site is a tribute to an amazing man amongst amazing men. Innovators of the arts and film technology in the breakthrough years inbetween WW1 and WW2, they were also part of the British war effort through stories, documentaries, anti Nazi comedies and British Ministry of Information (MOI) propaganda films plus 'public information filler' shorts. After a year's research, a complete filmography - with links to all sources, including youtube online films & BFI restorations - is listed to capture JOCO's lost stories into film history.

Contributors: Heartfelt thanks to cousin Peter Mitchelson of Hagley, England for an invaluable and significant contribution of photos, anecdotes, memories and his Orton Family 'Compendium'. Also my late aunt Yvonne Mitchelson for her original stories and publicity materials, espcially for those of 'The Windjammer' and 'The Flying Doctor' interviews. - Chrystine A Walter © 2019


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