Sign of the Pagan

Film, Drama
An immensely interesting though finally unsuccessful film. Sirk's hopes of transforming the project into a version of Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great were thwarted by Universal. However, the film's historical dimension - Attila the Hun's attempt to destroy the Roman Empire, with Palance as Attila, and Chandler as Rome's would-be Christian defender - together with Sirk's unusually hysterical conception of the central character, throw a suggestive light on the seemingly slight reverberations of his better-known domestic melodramas.

By: PH

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Douglas Sirk
Screenwriter: Oscar Brodney, Barré Lyndon
Cast: Jeff Chandler
Jack Palance
Ludmilla Tcherina
Rita Gam
Jeff Morrow
George Dolenz
Eduard Franz
Alexander Scourby
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