Sign Of The Pagan (DVD)
The epic 1954 account of Attila the Hun's final attack on Rome from Universal.
With the Roman Empire divided, 'Scourge of God' Attila the Hun hopes to conquer it. In his way are a brave centurion, a beautiful princess...and Christianity. Starring Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance and Rita Gam. Directed by Douglas Sirk.
Centurion Marcian (Jeff Chandler) is captured by Attila on his way to Constantinople to warn the Eastern Emperor Theodosius of an attack by the barbarian tribes, but manages to bravely escape.
The two meet again at the court of Theodosius (George Dolenz), where they fall under the spell of the Emperor scheming sister Pulcheria (Ludmilla Tcherina). At a feast for the barbarian kings, Theodosius and Attila strike a deal that Constantinople will not be sacked so Attila turns his gaze towards Rome.
As Attila prepares for battle, he is wracked by foreboding as he recalls a childhood vision of his death beneath the shadow of a cross. When he learns of a betrayal by his daughter Kubra (Rita Gam), it seems his fate is sealed.
Douglas Sirk first journey in CinemaScope, with Parlances Hun doing a great job of showing his ferocity, vulnerability and doubt.
What the Press Said:
direction of the excellent script catches the sweep of the period without letting the characters get lost in spectacle. - Variety
Region: Region 2
Genre: Film / Historical / Biopic