Alfred E. Green


Director

About

Also Known As
Alfred Green
Birth Place
Ferris, California, USA
Born
July 11, 1889
Died
September 04, 1960

Biography

Prolific and accomplished craftsman who began his career as an actor, graduated to directing two-reelers and made his feature directing debut in 1917. Green scored box office hits with films starring Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid, Thomas Meighan and Colleen Moore, and earned critical acclaim in the sound era with "Dangerous" (1935), starring Bette Davis, and "The Jolson Story" (1946)....

Biography

Prolific and accomplished craftsman who began his career as an actor, graduated to directing two-reelers and made his feature directing debut in 1917. Green scored box office hits with films starring Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid, Thomas Meighan and Colleen Moore, and earned critical acclaim in the sound era with "Dangerous" (1935), starring Bette Davis, and "The Jolson Story" (1946).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Eddie Cantor Story (1954)
Director
Top Banana (1954)
Director
Paris Model (1953)
Director
Invasion U.S.A. (1952)
Director
Two Gals and a Guy (1951)
Director
Sierra (1950)
Director
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Director
Cover Up (1949)
Director
Four Faces West (1948)
Director
The Girl from Manhattan (1948)
Director
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
Director
The Jolson Story (1947)
Director
Copacabana (1947)
Director
Tars and Spars (1946)
Director
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
Director
Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
Director
Strange Affair (1944)
Director
There's Something About a Soldier (1943)
Director
Appointment in Berlin (1943)
Director
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)
Director
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
Director
Adventure in Washington (1941)
Director
Badlands of Dakota (1941)
Director
East of the River (1940)
Director
Flowing Gold (1940)
Director
Shooting High (1940)
Director
South of Pago Pago (1940)
Director
20,000 Men a Year (1939)
Director
King of the Turf (1939)
Director
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
Director
The Duke of West Point (1938)
Director
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938)
Director
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
Director
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)
Director
The League of Frightened Men (1937)
Director
Let's Get Married (1937)
Director
The Golden Arrow (1936)
Director
The Golden Arrow (1936)
Director
Two in a Crowd (1936)
Director
More Than a Secretary (1936)
Director
They Met in a Taxi (1936)
Director
Colleen (1936)
Director
Sweet Music (1935)
Director
The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)
Director
The Goose and the Gander (1935)
Director
Here's to Romance (1935)
Director
Dangerous (1935)
Director
Side Streets (1934)
Director
The Merry Frinks (1934)
Director
Gentlemen Are Born (1934)
Director
Housewife (1934)
Director
Dark Hazard (1934)
Director
A Lost Lady (1934)
Director
As the Earth Turns (1934)
Director
Baby Face (1933)
Director
The Narrow Corner (1933)
Director
I Loved a Woman (1933)
Director
Parachute Jumper (1933)
Director
It's Tough to Be Famous (1932)
Director
Silver Dollar (1932)
Director
The Dark Horse (1932)
Director
Union Depot (1932)
Director
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)
Director
Smart Money (1931)
Director
Men of the Sky (1931)
Director
The Road to Singapore (1931)
Director
Old English (1930)
Director
Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930)
Director
The Man From Blankley's (1930)
Director
The Green Goddess (1930)
Director
Making the Grade (1929)
Director
Disraeli (1929)
Director
Honor Bound (1928)
Director
The Auctioneer (1927)
Director
Come to My House (1927)
Director
Is Zat So? (1927)
Director
2 Girls Wanted (1927)
Director
Irene (1926)
Director
Ladies at Play (1926)
Director
It Must Be Love (1926)
Director
Ella Cinders (1926)
Director
The Girl From Montmartre (1926)
Director
Sally (1925)
Director
The Talker (1925)
Director
The Man Who Found Himself (1925)
Director
Inez From Hollywood (1924)
Director
Pied Piper Malone (1924)
Director
In Hollywood With Potash and Perlmutter (1924)
Director
Woman-Proof (1923)
Director
The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923)
Director
Come On Over (1922)
Director
Back Home and Broke (1922)
Director
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1922)
Director
Our Leading Citizen (1922)
Director
The Ghost Breaker (1922)
Director
The Bachelor Daddy (1922)
Director
Through the Back Door (1921)
Director
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)
Director
Silk Husbands and Calico Wives (1920)
Director
The Man Who Had Everything (1920)
Director
Just Out of College (1920)
Director
The Web of Chance (1919)
Director
In Old Kentucky (1919)
Assistant Director
The Lad and the Lion (1917)
Director
Little Lost Sister (1917)
Director
The Friendship of Beaupere (1917)
Director
Trials and Tribulations (1917)
Director
For Reward of Service (1917)
Director
The Temptation of Adam (1916)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Ella Cinders (1926)
The director
Hollywood (1923)
The Reformation of Dad (1913)

Writer (Feature Film)

Trials and Tribulations (1917)
Screenwriter

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Man Who Envied Women (1986)
Other

Life Events

1912

Film actor Selig Polyscope

1917

Feature director

Videos

Movie Clip

Parachute Jumper (1933) - Mucho Gusto! From the top, Warner Bros. with Alfred E. Green directing adapts the headline technique to find goofy pilots Bill and Toodles (Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Frank McHugh) partying in Nicaragua, their companions not credited, Thomas E. Jackson their superior, in Parachute Jumper, 1933, also starring Bette Davis.
Parachute Jumper (1933) - Sugarville, Alabama Had Me In Central Park, in the suit he’s sharing with his equally-broke out-of-work pilot buddy, discouraged Bill (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) gets approached by Bette Davis as “Alabama,” with suitable accent masking her New England ancestry, early in the Warner Bros. action-comedy Parachute Jumper, 1933.
Parachute Jumper (1933) - He Must Need The Money Now kinda-platonic Manhattan roommates, Bette Davis as unemployed stenographer “Alabama” and jobless ex-military pilot Bill (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) visit an air show, where he finagles an impromptu gig, Leon Ames reassuring Bette, in one of her earliest, and least favorite Warner Bros. features, Parachute Jumper, 1933.
Smart Money (1931) - Saint Nick For Dames Breakfasting in their now-fancy digs, sidekick Jack (James Cagney) is suspicious of the girl (Evelyn Knapp) his gambler roommate buddy Nick (Edward G. Robinson) has rescued from suicide, in Smart Money, 1931.
Thousand And One Nights, A (1945) - No Man May Gaze Upon The Princess Following the opening in which they got in trouble in the market in Baghdad, Alladin (Cornel Wilde) and Abdullah (Phil Silvers) are hiding when the Princess Armina (Adele Jergens) happens to be carried along, wooing ensuing, in Columbia’s A Thousand And One Nights, 1945, also starring Evelyn Keyes.
Thousand And One Nights, A (1945) - I Can't Believe My Eyes Highly decorative Columbia stars, Adele Jergens as princess Armina, attended by the model and WWII pin-up Ruth “Dusty” Anderson as Novira, (who would soon retire from pictures and become Mrs. Jean Negulesco), pursued by Cornel Wilde as Alladin, with another song (vocal by Tom Clark) by Saul Chaplin and Eddie de Lange, in A Thousand And One Nights, 1945.
Thousand And One Nights, A (1945) - Is There Anything You Want? At last the introduction of sassy genie Babs (Evelyn Keyes, who shared top billing), well into the fourth reel, as Alladin (Cornel Wilde) and Abdullah (Phil Silvers) are stuck in a cave, left only with the lamp they fear is not magical, with more modern-day comic posturing, in Columbia’s big-budget A Thousand And One Nights, 1945.
Thousand And One Nights, A (1945) - I Could Have Sworn That Was Lana Turner Opening the pricey Columbia Technicolor feature, Phil Silvers is the bespectacled oddball Abdullah, the real Lana Turner in a cameo, then Cornel Wilde as the hunky Alladin, his vocal dubbed by Tom Clark, song by Saul Chaplin and Eddie de Lange, in A Thousand And One Nights, 1945, also starring Adele Jergens and Evelyn Keyes.
Rich Are Always With Us, The (1932) - If You Insist On Being Platonic After prologues establishing Ruth Chatterton as Caroline, the world’s richest woman, married to broker Greg, and George Brent as her smitten journalist-adventurer friend Julian, we join their luncheon, into which Marlbro (Bette Davis) intrudes, in Warner Bros.’ The Rich Are Always With Us, 1932.
Baby Face (1933) - Have You Had Any Experience? Lily (Barbara Stanwyck, title character) has come straight from the boxcar on-which she rode-in to the employment office of a big city firm, where she meets the defenseless Pratt (Maynard Holmes), in the pre-Code shocker Baby Face, 1933.
Dangerous (1935) - I'll Never Forget Her Farnsworth (Walter Walker) meets ex-actress Joyce Heath (Bette Davis) then tells his club pals, including architect Don (Franchot Tone), about it, with Richard Carle as the incidental columnist Hanley, in the opening of Dangerous, 1935.
Dangerous (1935) - My Dismal Scene Well-to-do Don (Franchot Tone), who separated himself from his party after he noticed ex-actress Joyce (Bette Davis), whom he has long idolized, in a Manhattan dive, returns to introduce himself, early in Dangerous, 1935.

Trailer

I Loved A Woman - (Original Trailer) A Chicago meat-packer (Edward G. Robinson) begins an affair with an opera singer (Kay Francis) in I Loved A Woman (1933).
Parachute Jumper - (Original Trailer) A drug smuggler victimizes three friends (Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Frank McHugh) trying to get jobs during the Great Depression.
Goose And The Gander, The - (Original Trailer) An ex-wife (Kay Francis) schemes to expose her former husband's philandering new wife in the comedy The Goose and the Gander (1935).
Golden Arrow, The (1936) - (Original Trailer) A waitress posing as an heiress (Bette Davis) enters a "marriage of convenience" with a writer (George Brent) in The Golden Arrow (1938).
Girl From Tenth Avenue, The - (Original Trailer) A working girl (Bette Davis) reforms an alcoholic lawyer (Ian Hunter) who was recently dumped. Now on track, his ex wants him back in The Girl From Tenth Avenue (1935).
Gentlemen Are Born - (Original Trailer) Four newly graduated college men face the Great Depression in Gentlemen Are Born (1934).
Dark Horse, The - (Original Trailer) A political machine backs a dimwitted candidate (Guy Kibbee) for governor as The Dark Horse (1932). Co-starring Bette Davis.
Dark Hazard - (Original Trailer) Edward G. Robinson plays a compulsive gambler who loses everything in Dark Hazard (1934).
As The Earth Turns - (Original Trailer) A bitter feud between two hardscrabble farming families yields a crop of forbidden romance in As The Earth Turns (1934).
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air - (Original Trailer) A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio in the satire Mr. Dodd Takes The Air (1937).
Jolson Story, The - (Original Trailer) Larry Parks stars as the famous blackface performer of stage and screen, Al Jolson, in The Jolson Story (1947).
Silver Dollar - (Original Trailer) A farmer strikes it rich out West, then leaves his wife for a young beauty in Silver Dollar (1932).

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