Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1945)

USA, 1945
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Kurt Neumann.

Plot Summary

An African leopard cult is trying prevent civilization from encroaching further into the African . When they attack a caravan and attack Jane and Boy, goes looking for them.


Director: Kurt Neumann
Copyright MCMXLV [1945] Sol Lesser Productions, Inc.
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents
Produced by: Sol Lesser
Associate Producer: Kurt Neumann
Original Story and Screenplay: Carroll Young
Based upon characters Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Assistant Director: Scott R. Beal
Photography: Karl Struss
Film Editor: Robert O. Crandall
Music Score by: Paul Sawtell
Sound Technician: John R. Carter
Western Electric Recording
Wardrobe: Robert Martien
Makeup Artist: Irving Berns
Production Design: Phil Paradise
Art Director: Lewis Creber
Dance Director: Lester Horton
Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden – 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, California, USA
Unit Manager: Clem Beauchamp

Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)
Brenda Joyce (Jane)
Johnny Sheffield (Boy)
Acquanetta (Lea)
Edgar Barrier (Dr Ameer Lazar)
Dennis Hoey (commissioner)
Tommy Cook (Kimba)
Anthony Caruso (Mongo)

Alternative Titles

Tarzan e la donna leopardo – Italy
Tarzan ja leopardinainen – Finland
Tarzan och leopardkvinnan – Sweden
Tarzan og leopardpigen – Denmark
Tarzan und das Leopardenweib – Austria, West Germany



  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.501
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.386
  • Kings of the Jungle: An Illustrated Reference to Tarzan on Screen and Television by David Fury – review
  • by Walt Lee p.476 – credits
  • The RKO Features by James L. Neibaur p.243 – credits, synopsis
  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts p.316-318