Sign of the Pagan
Sign of the Pagan (1954)

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.

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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

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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