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Rudolph Valentino is too busy counting her fingers to notice, but Alice Terry (Mrs. Rex Ingram) is not only a great beauty but also an actress whose underplaying makes her performances seem modern and fresh.
Agree completely!Hava you ever seen her in anything not directed by Rex Ingram, Bob? I'll confess I haven't, and it might be interesting to learn just how much of her underplaying was allowed by other directors. It worked beautifully in Ingram's films, but his movies were decidedly not like everyone else's at that time.
You're right about Ingram's films being different - for such a small output for a silent director, like thirty-some films, I think, he was consistently interesting and got the best work of their lives from a number of actors. I, too have never seen an Alice Terry movie independent of Ingram, and it's too bad she's generally thought of as "Rex Ingram's wife, Alice Terry". I wonder what she looked liked like without the wig, but I read it was a security blanket for her. BCNU,
Wig? WIG?! Dunno about that, but she's equally good in "Four Horsemen", "The Conquering Power", "Prisoner of Zenda", and "Mare Nostrum". Those four are the only films I've seen her in, all Rex Ingram pictures. Anyone who wants to send me copies of his "Garden of Allah" and "The Arab" should feel free to contact me!
Put me on the Alice Terry mailing list, too!!
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