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The working title of this film was Tarzan and the Golden Lion. The opening title card reads: "RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and the Slave Girl." This was the only "Tarzan" film in which Vanessa Brown appeared as "Jane." Although in previous Tarzan films Jane is Tarzan's wife, she is portrayed as his girl friend in Tarzan and the Slave Girl. According to Hollywood Reporter, some location shooting was done in Baldwin Park, which is in Los Angeles, CA, but unlike earlier Tarzan pictures, most of the film was shot in the studio. An Hollywood Reporter news item also announced that in late August 1949, Burroughs made a rare public appearance to help producer Sol Lesser promote the film, whose release coincided with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Tarzan stories. Burroughs died in late March 1950, a few days after the film opened. For more information on the Tarzan series, consult the Series Index and for Tarzan Triumphs and Tarzan, the Ape Man in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40.