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The Man Who Saved Ben Hur

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Johnny Alarimo spent a dazzling career as an assistant director on films such as Ben-Hur during Hollywood's Golden Age. He shares private photographs and intimate stories about legends Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Sandra Dee and more.

  • DirectorJoe Forte
  • Runtime: 54 min
  • StudioVision Films
  • QualityHD

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