The Leopard Lady (1928)

67 mins | Melodrama | 22 January 1928

Director:

Rupert Julian

Producer:

Bertram Millhauser

Cinematographer:

John Mescall

Editor:

Claude Berkeley

Production Designer:

Stephen Garsson

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

A "Studio Briefs" note in the 25 Nov 1927 Motion Picture News identifies Leigh Smith as assistant director and Stephen Garsson as art ... More Less

A "Studio Briefs" note in the 25 Nov 1927 Motion Picture News identifies Leigh Smith as assistant director and Stephen Garsson as art director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 Mar 1928.
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Motion Picture News
25 Nov 1927
p. 1660.
New York Times
27 Feb 1928
p. 16.
Variety
29 Feb 1928
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Leopard Lady by Edward Childs Carpenter (New York, 1928).
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 January 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
12 January 1928
Copyright Number:
LP24852
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in feet):
6,650
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Paula, a leopard trainer known as the Leopard Lady, is hired by police to join a circus and investigate a series of thefts and murders. She discovers that Caesar, a Cossack, owns an ape trained by him to be a vicious killer. At first the Leopard Lady hesitates to expose Caesar because he once saved her life. Later, when the ape almost kills her fiancé, she reveals the truth and sends for her chief to make the ... +


Paula, a leopard trainer known as the Leopard Lady, is hired by police to join a circus and investigate a series of thefts and murders. She discovers that Caesar, a Cossack, owns an ape trained by him to be a vicious killer. At first the Leopard Lady hesitates to expose Caesar because he once saved her life. Later, when the ape almost kills her fiancé, she reveals the truth and sends for her chief to make the arrest. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Carnival/Circus


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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