Sign of the Pagan
Sign of the Pagan (1954)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 18, 1954
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Variety Staff

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

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

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New York Times

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

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

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Derek Adams
Time Out

An immensely interesting though finally unsuccessful film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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