Alfred E. Green

Highest Rated: 100% Baby Face (1933)
Lowest Rated: 20% Copacabana (1947)
Birthday: Jul 11, 1889
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
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
20% 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 Silver Dollar 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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