(Summer 1940) He acted in Fritz Gottwald and Rudolph Lothar's play, "Command to Love," in a Kenley Players production in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.
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I was always the hero - with no vices - reciting practically the same lines to the leading lady. The current crop of movie heroes are less handicapped than the old ones. They are more human. The leading men of silent films were Adonises and Apollos. Today, the hero can even take a poke at the leading lady. In my time, a hero who hit the girl just once would have been out.
Novarro played the title role in one of the biggest-grossing movies of the silent era, M-G-M's 1925 original version of Ben-Hur, which sold over $5 million worth of admissions. Unfortunately for the studio, production delays, re-shoots and on-set accidents drove the film so massively over-budget that, despite its huge box office take, it did not actually make a profit.
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