“If you rest, you rust.” — Helen Hayes
Photo: A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Ronald Colman and Helen Hayes star in Arrowsmith (1931), based on an award winning Sinclair Lewis novel. The film was directed by John Ford.
“When it comes to genuine acting ability, the outstanding actress in the entire motion picture industry easily is Helen Hayes, winner of the Academy of Motion Picture Ares and Sciences award last year.
“In real life Miss Hayes easily would be lost in a crowd. There is nothing particularly striking about her. But put her on stage or before a camera and she has everything.
“No matter what she is given to do, she does it to perfection – regardless of whether that means playing an old woman or an alluring young girl. Any woman who can do that must have an exceptional amount of ability.” – — Darryl Zanuck, who chose her as one of the nine Hollywood queens of 1933.