Sign of the Pagan
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Jeff Chandler may be the top-billed star of Sign of the Pagan, but the film belongs to Jack Palance, cast as no less than Attila the Hun. As Attila's hordes advance upon Rome, noble centurion Marcian (Chandler) mounts a counteroffensive. Alas, the Scourge of God cannot be stopped by weaponry or sheer brute strength. No, Attila can be halted in his tracks only by the hand of God Himself. Through a deft combination of historical fact and movie magic, this is precisely what happens. Ballerina Ludmilla Tcherina, her voice dubbed by an anonymous American actress, co-stars as Marcian's lady… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Douglas Sirk's direction of the excellent script catches the sweep of the period portrayed without letting the characters get lost in spectacle."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"While certainly not a classic, the film is leagues above Hollywood's typical 'babes-and-bacchanals' biblical epics of the period."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Customers planning to sneak out during these frothing soliloquies must cope with a musical sound track deafening enough to nail anybody down."
‑ , New York Times
"Sirk's fluid direction lift this refreshingly short epic above what most other directors would have done with the material."
‑ , Film4
"An immensely interesting though finally unsuccessful film."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Too uneven, dramatically clumsy, chatty and overblown to satisfy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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