Green, Alfred E.: Director Career; Filmography

Alfred Edward Green was born on July 11, 1889 in Perris, California.

Green entered film in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Company. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell, and then directed two-reelers until he began making features in 1917.

In a durable career lasting until the 1950s, Green directed major stars such as Mary Pickford, Wallace Reid, Barbara Stanwyck, and Colleen Moore.  In Ella Cinders, he also played a director.

In 1935, Green directed Dangerous, starring Bette Davis, who won Best Actress for her performance.

In 1946, he scored a huge commercial success with the biopic, The Jolson Story.

One of his favorites films was the Western Four Faces West in 1948.

Most of his features were B movies.

After retiring from motion pictures, he directed several TV episodes.

Green was married to silent film actress Vivian Reed, and they had three children, all of whom worked as assistant directors.

Green died on September 4, 1960, aged 71, in Hollywood, California.


The Temptation of Adam (1916)
The Crisis (1916, as actor)
Little Lost Sister (1917)
The Princess of Patches (1917)
The Lad and the Lion (1917)
The Unpardonable Sin (1919, as Assistant Director)
The Web of Chance (1919)
Blind Youth (1920)
Silk Husbands and Calico Wives (1920)
A Double-Dyed Deceiver (1920)
The Man Who Had Everything (1920)
Just Out of College (1920)
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)
Through the Back Door (1921)
The Ghost Breaker (1922)
Darlin’ (1922)
The Bachelor Daddy (1922)
Our Leading Citizen (1922)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1922)
Back Home and Broke (1922)
Woman-Proof (1923)
The Ne’er-Do-Well (1923)
Pied Piper Malone (1924)
Inez from Hollywood (1924)
In Hollywood With Potash and Perlmutter (1924)
Sally (1925)
The Talker (1925)
The Man Who Found Himself (1925)
The Girl from Montmartre (1926)
Irene (1926)
Ella Cinders (1926)
It Must Be Love (1926)
Ladies at Play (1926)
The Auctioneer (1927)
Is Zat So? (1927)
Two Girls Wanted (1927)
Come to My House (1927)
Honor Bound (1928)
Making the Grade (1929)

Sound Films
Disraeli (1929)
The Green Goddess (1930)
The Man From Blankley’s (1930)
Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930)
Old English (1930)
Men of the Sky (1931)
Smart Money (1931)
The Road to Singapore (1931)
Union Depot (1932)
It’s Tough to Be Famous (1932)
The Rich Are Always With Us (1932)
The Dark Horse (1932)
Silver Dollar (1932)
Parachute Jumper (1933)
Baby Face (1933)
Central Airport (1933) uncredited
The Narrow Corner (1933)
I Loved a Woman (1933)
Grand Slam (1933)
Dark Hazard (1934)
As the Earth Turns (1934)
The Merry Frinks (1934)
Side Streets (1934)
Housewife (1934)
A Lost Lady (1934)
Gentlemen Are Born (1934)
Sweet Music (1935)
The Girl From 10th Avenue (1935)
Here’s to Romance (1935)
The Goose and the Gander (1935)
Dangerous (1935)
Colleen (1936)
The Golden Arrow (1936)
They Met in a Taxi (1936)
Two in a Crowd (1936)
More Than a Secretary (1936)
The League of Frightened Men (1937)
Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (1937)
Let’s Get Married (1937)
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938)
The Duke of West Point (1938)
King of the Turf (1939)
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
20,000 Men a Year (1939)
Flowing Gold (1940)
South of Pago Pago (1940)
East of the River (1940)
Shooting High (1940)
Badlands of Dakota (1941)
Female Correspondent (1941)
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)
Appointment in Berlin (1943)
There’s Something About a Soldier (1943)
Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)
Strange Affair (1944)
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
Tars and Spars (1946)
The Jolson Story (1946)
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
Copacabana (1947)
Four Faces West (1948)
The Girl from Manhattan (1948)
Cover-Up (1949)
Sierra (1950)
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Two Gals and a Guy (1951)
Invasion USA (1952)
Paris Model (1953)
The Eddie Cantor Story (1953)
Top Banana (1954)