"Tarzan and the Slave Girl" stars Lex Barker as Tarzan and Vanessa Brown as Jane. Like many Tarzan movies, it involves a lost civilization in Africa. The "slave girl" in the title is played by Denise Darcel. Her amorous pursuit of Tarzan, unsuccessful because he is devoted to wife Jane, provides the film's comic relief. Some publicity stills for the film suggested a real romance between Tarzan and Darcel's character, because the studio was attempting to promote the young French actress as a sex symbol.