The Leopard Lady

The Leopard Lady is a 1928 American silent horror film directed by Rupert Julian, written by Beulah Marie Dix, and starring Jacqueline Logan, Alan Hale and Robert Armstrong.[1] The film, based on a play by Edward Childs Carpenter, is about a female animal trainer named Paula who goes undercover at a circus that has been beset by a number of unexplained horrific murders. A gorilla trained to kill people turns out to be the culprit, the simian being played by Charles Gemora (who made a career of playing apes in horror films, including 1932's Murders in the Rue Morgue). The cast boasted several name stars who went on to long acting careers, including Alan Hale, Robert Armstrong, and Richard Alexander (who appeared in numerous B-Westerns and serials). Rupert Julian directed this film late in his fading career, following it up with his final picture The Cat Creeps (1930), another lost film.[2]

The Leopard Lady
Directed byRupert Julian
Produced byBertram Millhauser
Written byBeulah Marie Dix
Edward Childs Carpenter (play)
StarringJacqueline Logan
Alan Hale
Robert Armstrong
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
Edited byClaude Berkeley
DeMille Pictures Corporation
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
January 22, 1928
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles



  1. Munden p.429
  2. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 325. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.
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