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Alfred E. Green

Highest Rated:   100% Baby Face (1933)
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Alfred E. Green inaugurated his nearly five-decade film career as a utility actor at the old Selig Polyscope outfit. He became assistant to Selig's top director Colin Campbell, working on such early moneymakers as The Spoilers (1914). By 1917, Green was soloing as a feature director at Paramount, putting such luminaries as Mary Pickford, Thomas Meighan and Wallace Reid through their paces. His first talkies, lensed at Warner Bros., were two stagebound but enjoyable George Arliss vehicles, Disraeli (1929) and The Green Goddess (1930). He spent most of the 1930s at Warners, turning out films of decent box-office value but highly variable quality: he managed to direct Bette Davis in one of her best performances (1935's Dangerous, for which she won an Oscar), but also helmed one of her worst efforts, Parachute Jumper (1933). In 1946, Green directed Columbia's The Jolson Story, one of that studio's biggest hits, and the most financially successful of all of Green's films. Seven years later, Warner Bros. tried to repeat the magic by hiring an ailing Green to direct The Eddie Cantor Story (1953), but the film was a dog, hampered not only by stodgy direction but by the weak performance of Keefe Brasselle as Cantor. Even in his declining years, however, Alfred E. Green was capable of excellent work: his independently produced The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) is one of the best-ever sports biopics, transcending its tiny budget with some masterfully staged baseball sequences.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Union Depot
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet The Life of Jackie Robinson
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Top Banana
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Invasion U.S.A.
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet Sierra
  • Director
1950
63% The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet Cover-Up
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Four Faces West
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Copacabana
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Director
1946
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier
  • Director
1943
No Score Yet The Mayor of 44th Street
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Meet the Stewarts
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Flowing Gold
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet King of the Turf
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet More than a Secretary
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet The Golden Arrow
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Colleen
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet The Girl from 10th Avenue
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Dangerous
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Housewife
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet As the Earth Turns
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Dark Hazard
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet I Loved a Woman
  • Director
1933
100% Baby Face
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet The Dark Horse
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet The Rich Are Always with Us
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Smart Money
  • Producer
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet The Man from Blankley's
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet The Green Goddess
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet Sweet Kitty Bellairs
  • Director
1930
80% Disraeli (Disraeli: The Noble Ladies of Scandal)
  • Director
1929
No Score Yet Irene
  • Director
1926
No Score Yet Come On Over
  • Director
1922
No Score Yet Through the Back Door
  • Director
1921
No Score Yet Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • Director
1921
No Score Yet Silk Husbands and Calico Wives
  • Director
1920
No Score Yet The Man Who Had Everything
  • Director
1920

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