~Biography~
A former vaudevillian, Alfred Goulding entered films in 1918 as a director of Hal Roach's Harold Lloyd
pictures. Goulding was then assigned to a series starring circus clown Toto, but after only five 2-reelers,
Toto quit. To fill out the series, Goulding recommended a talented fellow vaudevillian named Stan
Laurel. Thus began a warm friendship between Goulding and Laurel that would endure until Stan's death
in 1965. Leaving Roach in the early 1920s, Goulding directed a handful of children's films like "Jack and
the Beanstalk" and "Little Red Riding Hood", then moved on to Roach's rival Mack Sennett, where he
helmed such frivolities as 1928's "The Campus Vamp" and "The Swim Princess." In the talkie era, he
worked with the Columbia short-subject unit, then spent several years making programmers in England.
He returned to the Roach fold in 1939 to direct the Laurel and Hardy feature "A Chump at Oxford;"
reportedly, it was Goulding who convinced a recalcitrant Stan Laurel to do the film's now-famous "maze"
scene. After WW II, he resettled in England, where he directed such Saturday-matinee fare as "Dick
Barton" (1948) and "The Adventures of Jane" (1949). One of Alfred Goulding's lengthier assignments of
the 1950s went uncredited; at the request of old pal Stan Laurel, Goulding directed Laurel & Hardy's
benighted final feature, the French-filmed "Atoll K (aka Utopia, 1951).''

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
~Director~

The Rodeo (1929) (as Alf Goulding)
All at Sea (1929) ... Movie Still Code: 396-X-X
The Campus Carmen (1928) (as Alf Goulding)
The Swim Princess (1928)
Smith's Army Life (1928) (as Alf Goulding)
Run, Girl, Run (1928)
Smith's Holiday (1928) (as Alf Goulding)
Smith's Modiste Shop (1927) (as Alf Goulding)
Smith's Cousin (1927)
Smith's Cook (1927) (as Alf Goulding)
Smith's Pony (1927)
Smith's Candy Shop (1927)
The Pride of Pikeville (1927) (as Alf Goulding)
Smith's Fishing Trip (1927) (as Alf Goulding)
Smith's Kindergarten (1927)
Smith's New Home (1927) (as Alf Goulding)
Smith's Pets (1927) (as Alf Goulding)
Smith's Picnic (1926)
Muscle-Bound Music (1926) (as Alf Goulding)
Gooseland (1926)
Hot Cakes for Two (1926) (as Alf Goulding)
Don't (1925)
The White Wing's Bride (1925) (as Alf Goulding)
Horace Greeley, Jr. (1925) (as Alf Goulding)
Excuse Me (1925)
Jack and the Beanstalk (1924/I)
Peg o' the Mounted (1924)
Such Is Life (1924)
Hansel and Gretel (1923)
Miles of Smiles (1923)
Carmen, Jr. (1923)
Nobody's Darling (1923)
Taking Orders (1923)
The Kid Reporter (1923)
Sweetie (1923)
Peg o' the Movies (1923)
Pleasure Before Business (1923) (as Alf Goulding)
Rookies (1922)
Little Red Riding Hood (1922/I)
Hello, Mars (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Short Weight (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Apartment Wanted (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Live Wires (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Some Class (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Three Weeks Off (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Sic 'Em Brownie (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
The Rubberneck (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Upper and Lower (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
The Touchdown (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
Shipwrecked Among Animals (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
The Freshman (1922) (as Alf Goulding)
A Family Affair (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Get-Rich-Quick Peggy (1921)
Playing Possum (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
The Nervy Dentist (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Trolley Troubles (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Sea Shore Shapes (1921)
Mama's Cowpuncher (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Brownie's Baby Doll (1921)
Rough Seas (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
High Life (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Stealin' Home (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
High Rollers (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Big Game (1921/II) (as Alf Goulding)
No Children (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Open Another Bottle (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
The Morning After (1921) (as Alf Goulding)
Park Your Car (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Cash Customers (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Insulting the Sultan (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Doing Time (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Go As You Please (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Any Old Port (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Grab the Ghost (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Drink Hearty (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Haunted Spooks (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Fresh Paint (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
The Floor Below (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
Don't Weaken (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
The Dippy Dentist (1920) (as Alf Goulding)
From Hand to Mouth (1919)
A Tight Fix (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
All at Sea (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Start Something (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Don't Shove (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Heap Big Chief (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Charlie, the Hero (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Count Your Change (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Never Touched Me (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
A Pair of Deuces (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Off the Trolley (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Pistols for Breakfast (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
The Marathon (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Si, Senor (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Ring Up the Curtain (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Crack Your Heels (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
The Dutiful Dub (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Charlie in Turkey (1919/I) (as Alf Goulding)
Charlie, the Little Daredevil (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
Take a Chance (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Swing Your Partners (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Bride and Gloom (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Kicking the Germ Out of Germany (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
An Ozark Romance (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Somewhere in Turkey (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Fireman Save My Child (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Two-Gun Gussie (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Kicked Out (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Hey There (1918)
Pipe the Whiskers (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Follow the Crowd (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
On the Jump (1918/II) (as Alf Goulding)
Let's Go (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Look Pleasant, Please (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
A Gasoline Wedding (1918) (as Alf Goulding)
Step Lively (1917) (as Alf Goulding)
Bashful (1917) (as Alf Gounding)
All Aboard (1917) (as Alf Goulding)
Bliss (1917) (as Alf Goulding)
By the Sad Sea Waves (1917) (as Alf Goulding)

~Writer~

The Honorable Mr. Buggs (1927) (writer)
Should Men Walk Home? (1927) (screenplay) (as Alf Goulding)
Atta Boy (1926) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Hotsy-Totsy (1925) (story)
Horace Greeley, Jr. (1925) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Jack and the Beanstalk (1924/I) (writer)
Hansel and Gretel (1923) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding)
Miles of Smiles (1923) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Carmen, Jr. (1923) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
The Kid Reporter (1923) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Sweetie (1923) (story)
Pleasure Before Business (1923) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Rookies (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Little Red Riding Hood (1922/I) (writer)
Hello, Mars (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Short Weight (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Apartment Wanted (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Live Wires (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Some Class (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Three Weeks Off (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Sic 'Em Brownie (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
The Rubberneck (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Upper and Lower (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
The Touchdown (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
Shipwrecked Among Animals (1922) (screenplay) (story)
The Freshman (1922) (story) (as Alf Goulding)
A Family Affair (1921) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding)
Playing Possum (1921) (screenplay) (story)
The Nervy Dentist (1921) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding)
Mama's Cowpuncher (1921) (screenplay) (story)
Brownie's Baby Doll (1921) (story)
High Life (1921) (screenplay) (story)
Stealin' Home (1921) (screenplay) (story)
A Tight Fix (1919) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding)
Charlie, the Hero (1919) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding)
A Pair of Deuces (1919) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding)
Charlie in Turkey (1919/I) (writer) (as Alf Goulding)
Charlie, the Little Daredevil (1919) (scenario) (as Alf Goulding)

~Actor~

The Lady (1925) .... Tom Robinson
Learning to Love (1925) (as Alf Goulding) .... John the Barber
Little Red Riding Hood (1922/I)
Love's Young Scream (1919) (as Alf Goulding)
His Bomb Policy (1917) (as Alf Goulding)
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~Alfred Goulding~

Born: January 26, 1896 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: April 25, 1972 in Hollywood, California, USA
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