ストックホルムの国立劇場で「オフィーリア」を演じていると一通の電報が届き、ベルリンのUFA社に来ないかとお誘いを受けました。新しい人生の始まりでした。スタジオのライトに照らされた世界が開けてきたのです。ルートヴィヒ・ベルガー監督の下で私の役者人生が始まりました。最初に役を受けたのは『グラス一杯の水（Ein Glas Wasser）』でした。
Ich bin ein Kind des nördlichen Schwedens. Als fünfjäriges Mädchen schon tollte ich aus Skiern über die Fluren meiner Heimat. Der gesunde Sinn für die Schönheiten des Sports und die Liebe zur Natur wurden mir hier für mein ganzes Leben eingeimpft.
Als blutjunges Ding begann ich die Offensive gegen meine Eltern, um den Weg zur Bühne frei zu bekommen. Nach endlosen Debatten willigten sie schließlich ein.
Als ich am National-Theater zu Stockholm gerade die « Ophelia » Spielte, rief mich ein Telegramm nach Berlin zur Ufa. Ein neues Leben begann. Die Welt des Jupiterlichtes tat sich mir auf. Unter Ludwig Bergers Regie begann meine Filmlaufbahn. Meinen ersten Erforg hatte ich in dem Film « Ein Glas Wasser ».
Filmkünstler : Wir über uns selbst (Sibyllen-Verlag, 1928, Berlin)
Ingram had insisted that Alice learn to speak French for her role in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Despite being a silent film, some directors did consider it appropriate that performers speak the language of the characters they were portraying. For example, in 7th Heaven, it is very obvious that Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell are actually speaking French – at least in the close-ups. […]
Alice was very broadminded. She remained a close friend of Ramon Novarro and was fully aware of his personal situation. In the 1930s, she allowed him, Barry Norton and other gay actors to escort her to gay Hollywood nightspots, thus serving as a « beard » for their gay lifestyles. Her partnering of gay actors led a gossip columnist in the Hollywood reporter to question who she and they were trying to fool.[…]
Alice Terry was a competent film editor and sha had obviously learned direction from a master. Thus, when Ingram became incapacitated and too moody to work, she would take over direction of his features.
Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses
(Anthony Slide, University Press of Kentucky, 2002.)
May McAvoy and Bruce Gordon are the stars of The House of the Tolling Bell. May McAvoy sometimes describes herself as « The Girl Who Wailt ». There are many ways towards film fame, if we are to believe the biographers, but May’s way is all her own. Waiting for an actress friend was she one day, when a friend of that friend saw her, and asked for an introduction. This introduction led to a visit to a film studio and the introduction of May McAvoy to film work. May became a maid pro tem., and waited (for film purposes) upon many famous stars. Then she played Madge Kennedy’s sister in The Perfect Lady, and a succession of « sister » parts followed. She was waiting, Micawber-like, for another job, when J. Stuart Blackton engaged her as featured lead for a series of pictures, of which The House of the Tolling Bell is the first to be released this side. These days, twenty-year-old May is a star, and her « Grizel » in Sentimental Tommy is her biggest achievement.
The Picturegoer (VOL. 3. NO. 15. MARCH, 1922., p.54, London)
This popular Paramount star was born in Champaign, Ill., and educated in St. Elizabeth’s Convent, Chicago. Her initial venture in the theatrical world was as a featured player in stock after which she was prominently cast with Edwin Stevens in « The Devil. » She began her screen career with the old Lubin company. She has achieved her greatest success upon the screen with the Famous Players company in « Pettigrew’s Girl, » « Maggie Pepper, » « Men, Women and Money, » « More Deadly than the Male » the film version of Lupert Hughes’ splendid story « The Thirteenth Commandment, » and « A Lady in Love. » Miss Clayton is five feet five inches in height and weighs a hundred and thirty pounds. She has red gold hair and gray eyes and is very fond of all outdoor sports.
Who’s Who on the Screen (New York: Ross Publishing Co., 1920.)