Attila (1954) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
5.6/ 10 (311 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Compagnie Cinématographique de France [fr]
Lux Film [it]
Producciones Ponti-de Laurentiis [it]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(Italy) - 27 December 1954
(Portugal) - 1 April 1955
(West Germany) - 1 April 1955
(Austria) - May 1955
(Denmark) - 7 November 1955

Running Time
West Germany:77 (25 fps)

Surging Spectacle and Savagery Overwhelms the Screen With Passion and Violence! Cast of Thundering Thousands!

ancient-rome, barbarian, battle, brother-killing-brother, character-name-in-title, emperor, invasion, pope, propaganda, rampage,

Technical Support
MET:2194 m - (Italy)
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.37 : 1

Related Pictures

See Attila Pictures

Full Cast

  1. Amendola, Antonio as
  2. Bakalyan, Richard as
  3. Bellisario, Fabio as
  4. Birri, Fernando as
  5. Bréhat, Georges as [Prisco] <9>
  6. Celano, Guido as [Capo della tribu/Tribe Chieftan] <12>
  7. Ciannelli, Eduardo as (as Eduardo Cianelli) [Onegesius, counsellor to Attila] <8>
  8. Feliciani, Mario as [Ippolito]
  9. Giagnoni, Piero as
  10. Guglielmi, Marco as [Kadis] <13>
  11. Hinterman, Carlo as [Capo della tribu]
  12. Jones, Dickie as
  13. Kim, Edilio as [Soldato unno]
  14. Laydu, Claude as [Valentiniano Caesar] <4>
  15. Malatesta, Renzo as
  16. Manni, Ettore as [Bleda, brother of Attila] <7>
  17. Marlowe, Scott (I) as
  18. Marquand, Christian as [Hun Leader] <10>
  19. Meniconi, Furio as [Capo della tribu]
  20. Miserendino, Aurelio as
  21. Palmara, Mimmo as [Lottatore]
  22. Pastore, Piero as [Capo della tribu]
  23. Pini, Aldo as [Dominicus] <12>
  24. Quinn, Anthony (I) as (as Anthony Qvinn) [Attila] <1>
  25. Sprovieri, Aldo as
  26. Valente, Mario (I) as
  27. Vidal, Henri as [Aetius] <3>
  28. Vidon, Henri as
  29. Di Lauri, Mirella as
  30. Fantoni, Cristina as
  31. Loren, Sophia as [Honoria] <2>
  32. Papas, Irene as [Grune] <5>
  33. Régis, Colette as [Galla Placidia] <6>


  1. Drama
  2. History

Full Plot

The king of the Huns, whose hordes from various tribes and allies have been sweeping the Asian steppes and both Roman empires, dies, leaving the throne to two sons. Bleda, tired of war and hungry, bloody campaigns, wants to settle as allies of Rome in peace, his brother Attila believes only in the power of the sword. Roman general Aethius, who knows the Huns well as a result of former hostage exchanges, fails to get a true peace but buys a shaky one promising doubled tribute. The court of weakling emperor Valentinianus, moved north from Rome to Ravenna, where the true ruler is empress-mother Galla Placidia, widow of a barbarian king, refuses the terms and imprisons Aethius, who still refuses to seize power with Valentinian's sister Honoria. The ambitious princess now offers her hand and the empire as dowry to Attila, just what Bleda hoped for. Scorning peace, Attila has popular Bleda murdered during a hunt, and persuades the hordes to march with him on the empire. While clueless, scared Valentinian can only mourn his pet cheetah, Aethius is rehabilitated by Galla Placidia to lead a desperate defense, but the neglected legions without serious fortifications are no match for the Hun hordes, who fear nothing, except perhaps the mysterious Christian god and his earthly representative, pope Leo... KGF Vissers Plot not found

Total Business

BT: ITL 450,000,000 SD: 10 September 1953 - 15 November 1953

Movie Certificate

12 (Germany)(DVD rating)
K-16 (Finland)
15 (Sweden)
12 (West Germany)(nf)
13 (Argentina)
16 (Iceland)


  1. Tonti, Aldo


Attila Associates - (1958) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed)
Embassy Pictures Corporation [us] - (1958) (USA) (theatrical) (English dubbed)
Embassy Pictures Corporation [us] - (1962) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
Europa-Filmverleih AG [de] - (1955) (West Germany) (theatrical)
Lionsgate [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD) (subtitled)
Lux Film [it] - (1954) (Italy) (theatrical)
Something Weird Video (SWV) [us] - (????) (USA) (VHS)
UFA Video [de] - (????) (West Germany) (VHS)
Union-Film [at] - (1955) (Austria) (theatrical)
Video Film Express [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Video for Pleasure (VFP) [nl] - (19??) (Netherlands) (VHS) (Blaupunkt Video Club)
e-m-s the DVD-Company [de] - (????) (Germany) (DVD)


  1. Adriani, Giorgio (direttore di produzione)
  2. Altman, Joan (assistant to producer)
  3. Altoviti, Antonio (organizer-general)
  4. Bridge, Joan (technicolor color consultant)
  5. Geert, Gisa (choreographer)
  6. Proctor, Sherry (script girl)

Other Titles

  1. Attila (1954) (ENG)

  2. Attila fléau de Dieu (1955) (ENG)

  3. Attila the Hun (1954) (ENG)
    (UK) (alternative title)

  4. Attila, die Geißel Gottes (1955) (ENG)

  5. Attila, die Geißel Gottes (1955) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  6. Attila, il flagello di Dio (1954) (ENG)

  7. Attila, die Geißel Gottes (1955) (GER)
    (West Germany)


- In 1962, Embassy Pictures reissued this in the USA on a double feature with _Le fatiche di Ercole (1958)_ (qv) (English Title: "Hercules" starring 'Steve Reeves (I)' (qv)) with the tag line "The Mightiest Men In All The World! The Mightiest Show In All the World!"

- 'Anthony Quinn (I)' (qv) worked on _La strada (1954)_ (qv) simultaneously with this movie. He remarked that it had a much smaller budget than the Attila epic, but considered it a much better film.