I've had the chance recently to catch some old films that I've never seen before. The latest one was an old Western called Saddle Tramp, starring Joel McRae and Wanda Hendrix. Of course, the main reason I watched it was because of this....
Wanda looks properly distressed, and Joel seems....well.....enthusiastic, to say the least.
It is, obviously, just a publicity still. Anytime you get a photo of the two actors against a blank background and not on the movie set or surrounded by props, chances are it's just a publicity still and the odds are about 50/50 of there actually being such a scene in the movie. I also seemed to recall reading somewhere that there was no spanking scene in the movie.
I watched it anyway.
Sadly, my memory proved correct--there was no spanking in the movie. There was a sort of general threat.
Joel McRae plays the title role who winds up looking after 4 boys when their father is killed. While traveling they're joined by Wanda Hendrix, who plays a 19-year old runaway from her Uncle's ranch. After getting into some mischief while he was out looking for work, Joel tells the boys they're to stay in camp when he's gone and to not go wandering about, or he'll give them a paddling--and he then turns to Wanda Hendrix and says, "And that goes for you, too!"
There is some wandering out of camp after that, but the threat of a paddling is never carried out. Too bad. This would have been fun to see....