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.)