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Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

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Director  Kurt Neumann
Film series  Tarzan
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Romance
Music director  Paul Sawtell
Country  United States
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Release date  February 18, 1946 (1946-02-18) (U.S.)
Based on  Characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Writer  Carroll Young (original story), Carroll Young (screenplay), Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by)
Cast  Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan), Brenda Joyce (Jane), Johnny Sheffield (Boy), Acquanetta (Lea, the High Priestess), Edgar Barrier (Dr. Ameer Lazar), Dennis Hoey (Commissioner)
Similar movies  Tarzan's Desert Mystery, Tarzan and the Huntress, Shame of the Jungle, King of the Jungle, The New Adventures of Tarzan, Tarzan and the Brown Prince
Tagline  An Exotic Beauty Rules The Jungle !

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Tarzan and the Leopard Woman was a 1946 action film based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and portrayed by Johnny Weissmuller. Directed by Kurt Neumann, the premise of the movie is Tarzan encounters a tribe of leopard-worshippers. It was shot in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Its plot has nothing in common with the 1935 novel "Tarzan and the Leopard Men."


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Tarzan and the Leopard Woman movie scenes

Travelers near Zambezi are being killed, apparently by leopards. The commissioner (Dennis Hoey) asks Tarzan to look into the matter. Tarzan immediately doubts that leopards are the problem. At the same time, Tarzan, Jane, and Boy take in Kimba, a boy who claims to have become lost in the jungle. Kimba (Tommy Cook) is the brother of Queen Lea, leader of a leopard cult. She has dispatched him to spy on Tarzan. Queen Lea also conspires with Ameer Lazar (Edgar Barrier), a Western-educated doctor who resents the West's domination of the area.

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Kimba has a goal of his own: to take the heart of Jane (Brenda Joyce) a deed that would make him a warrior in the eyes of the cult. The Leopard Men wear leopard skins that form a cowl and cape, with iron claws attached to the back of each hand. Queen Lea (Acquanetta) wears a headband, wrist bands, ankle bands, halter top and miniskirt made of leopard skin. As "Variety" put it: "She displays plenty of what it takes to stir male interest and handles her acting chores adequately." She works her followers into a frenzy in an underground chamber, "These skins are your disguise. These claws are your weapons. Go not as men, but as leopards. Go swiftly, silently."

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They attack a caravan bringing four teachers (Iris Flores, Lillian Molieri (Miss Central America of 1945), Helen Gerald and Kay Solinas) and bring the maidens back for sacrifice. They also capture Tarzan, Jane, and Boy. Tarzan brings down the roof of the cavern, destroying the cult and rescuing his friends.

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The plot is summed up by these lines spoken by Tarzan (about Cheeta):

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"If an animal can act like a man, why not a man like an animal?"


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  • Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan
  • Brenda Joyce as Jane
  • Johnny Sheffield as Boy
  • Acquanetta as Lea, the High Priestess
  • Dennis Hoey as Commissioner
  • Tommy Cook as Kimba
  • Anthony Caruso as Mongo
  • George J. Lewis as Corporal (uncredited)
  • Doris Lloyd as Miss Wetherby, School Superintendent (uncredited)
  • Ken Terrell as Leopard Man (uncredited)

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