Guy Green, 91, who won an Academy Award for cinematography for the 1946 film "Great Expectations," died of heart and kidney ailments Sept. 15 at his home in Beverly Hills.

Mr. Green, who directed more than two dozen films, began his movie career in his native England and was a founding member of the British Society of Cinematographers. Last year, he was named an officer of the Order of the British Empire for his lifetime of work in the British cinema.

He was the cinematographer on nearly two dozen films before switching to directing in the mid-1950s. He moved to Hollywood in the 1960s.

Two of his best-known directing efforts were the British films "Sea of Sand" (1958) and "The Angry Silence" (1960), both starring Richard Attenborough.

Mr. Green was nominated for Golden Globes for writing and directing the 1965 film "A Patch of Blue," which starred Sidney Poitier as a black professional who befriends a blind white girl. Shelley Winters, who portrayed the girl's mother, won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Mr. Green was particularly proud of "A Patch of Blue" because he directed, wrote and co-produced the film. He also directed the 1962 film "Light in the Piazza," starring Olivia de Havilland.

His other directing credits include "The Mark" (1961), "Diamond Head" (1963), "Pretty Polly" (1967) and "Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough" (1975).

He directed a number of television films in the 1970s and '80s, including "Strong Medicine" in 1986.

Mr. Green's cinematography credits include "Carnival" (1946), "Oliver Twist" (1948), "Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N." (1951), "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men" (1952), "The Dark Avenger" (1955) and "I Am a Camera" (1955).

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Green; two children; and two grandchildren.