Sign of the Pagan

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Sign of the Pagan
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Directed by Douglas Sirk
Produced by Albert J Cohen
Written by Oscar Brodney
Barre Lyndon
Based on story by Oscar Brodney
Starring Jeff Chandler
Jack Palance
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Milton Carruth
Release dates
  • 1954 (1954)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.5 million (US rentals)[1]

Sign of the Pagan is a 1954 film starring Jeff Chandler about Attila the Hun (Jack Palance) and his invasion of Rome.[2]


During the fifth century the Roman Empire has been split in two and come under attack of the Huns under Attila. Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Hun soldiers and interrogated by Attila, who wishes to learn the ways of the Romans. Marcian manages to escape on a horse by charming Attila's daughter Kubra. He goes to Constantinople to warn the Eastern Empire about the Huns. However Emperor Theodosius is intent on doing deals with the barbarians.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956
  2. ^ Sign of the Pagan at TCMDB

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