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David Orton

David Orton


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Director (feature film)

Satan Never Sleeps (1962) as Assistant Director
A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of the church. However, Communist soldiers arrive at the mission and seize it as a command post. Their leader rapes the native girl and impregnates her, only later to realise that Communism is no good for him. In the end, the foursome flee to the border, but are pursued by Communist forces along the way.
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960) as Assistant Director
Turn-of-the-century Irish patriots plan to overthrow the British government.
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) as Assistant Director
An American showgirl in London creates an international incident when she falls for a European prince.
Postmark for Danger (1956) as Assistant Director
When a journalist dies, his brother takes up his investigation of a smuggling ring.
The Purple Plain (1955) as Assistant Director
A blinded Canadian flier has to find his way through World War II Burma.
Treasure Island (1950) as Assistant Director
A young boy and a pirate clash over buried treasure.

Producer (feature film)

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) as Associate Producer
A timid shop clerk discovers a plant from outer space that lives on blood.
Force Ten From Navarone (1978) as Associate Producer
The survivors of Navarone have been given a new, and even more difficult assignment - they must destroy a huge bridge located deep in the Balkans. However, there is a traitor in their midst.
Scrooge (1970) as Associate Producer
A miser faces the ghosts of his past on Christmas Eve.
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) as Associate Producer
Herman''s Hermits travel to England for a high-stakes greyhound race.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Boy Who Stole a Million, The (1960) as Assistant Director
A young boy steals a million pesetas from a bank to help his father get his cab abck, but then the cops and bank managers come chasing after him, leading to a climax in which the boy crashes a fiesta full of oddball characters.
Sapphire (1959) as Assistant Director
In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and discover her racial origins were much more mixed, public prejudices and those of the officers themselves are exposed.
A Town Like Alice (1958) as Assistant Director
Set in 1941, a British woman captured by the Japanese army meets an Australian soldier and settles in his town after the war.
Campbell's Kingdom (1957) as Assistant Director
A dying man risks what''''s left of his life to protect Canadian settlers from an unscrupulous contractor.
Doctor at Sea (1955) as Assistant Director
Dr Sparrow is assigned to a naval ship with only two women aboard.
Doctor in the House (1955) as Assistant Director
A medical student tries to balance partying with healing the sick.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) as Production Supervisor
A timid shop clerk discovers a plant from outer space that lives on blood.
The Long Ships (1964) as Production Manager
Viking seamen battle a Moorish prince for possession of a golden bell.
The Lion (1962) as Production Manager
A man visits his daughter on an African wildlife reserve to make sure she's not growing up too wild.

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
A New York City housewife faces a midlife crisis that forces her to re-consider her way of life.

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