Sign of the Pagan (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Sign of the Pagan (1954)




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This campy sword and sandal epic presents a kinder, gentler Attila the Hun who is portrayed as more neurotic than nasty as he muses obsessively about Christ and then mercilessly sacks the Roman empire.


Jack Palance
as Attila the Hun
Rita Gam
as Kubra
Ludmilla Tchérina
as Princess Pulcheria
Jeff Morrow
as Paulinus
Eduard Franz
as Astrologer
George Dolenz
as Theodosius
Alexander Scourby
as Chrysaphius
Walter Coy
as Valentinian
Pat Hogan
as Sangiban
Howard Petrie
as Gundahar
Moroni Olsen
as Pope Leo
Robo Bechi
as Chilothe
Sim Iness
as Herculanus
Fred Nurney
as Chamberlain
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Critic Reviews for Sign of the Pagan

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Douglas Sirk's direction of the excellent script catches the sweep of the period portrayed without letting the characters get lost in spectacle.

June 20, 2007 | Full Review…

Customers planning to sneak out during these frothing soliloquies must cope with a musical sound track deafening enough to nail anybody down.

March 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An immensely interesting though finally unsuccessful film.

March 24, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

While certainly not a classic, the film is leagues above Hollywood's typical 'babes-and-bacchanals' biblical epics of the period.

June 20, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sirk's fluid direction lift this refreshingly short epic above what most other directors would have done with the material.

March 24, 2007 | Full Review…

Too uneven, dramatically clumsy, chatty and overblown to satisfy.

March 22, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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