Many of you won’t need much introduction to JS as he’s been around and posting to various spanking message boards ever since the days of Arild in the early years of the century. Since Web 2.0 took off, he’s been a great supporter and valuable contributor to this site, amongst other blogs.
You’ll already know him as an authority on our subject whose knowledge and enthusiasm shines through, but what about his personal taste in mainstream spanking scenes?
Here’s his Top Ten:
10. Juke Joint
An old black film in which a mother drags her grown daughter into the next room and whales away on her quite hard, seen briefly through the keyhole.
9. Too Young to Kiss
June Allyson pretends to be a little girl and is treated accordingly by Van Johnson; notable for showing her still sore the next morning.
Also notable for the use of Allyson’s own slipper as the implement. Watch it here.
8. Across the Wide Missouri
Clark Gable’s squaw declines to admit their relationship and gets taken across his wide lap.
Marilyn Monroe is said to have fantasised about being spanked by Clark Gable so she was probably a fan of this scene too!
7. Wagon Train: The Maggie Hamilton Story
Robert Horton tames a spoiled Susan Oliver ; Horton was a major sex symbol at the time, so it must have set feminine hearts a-fluttering.
6. Serie Rose (Episode “La Fessee”)
The mistress demands that a servant girl be whipped on her bare bottom and enjoys it entirely too much; the servants then get up a conspiracy which results in the mistress getting the same thing — which they enjoy entirely too much.
The actress who really seems to relish her role as the strict mistress is Tina Shaw. Download the first part here and the second part here. (links from Chross)
5. “Love Crimes” (Unrated version)
Sean Young sets out to bust Patrick Bergin and gets her britches walloped for her trouble.
There’s a good write up about this scene on The Spanking News, and you’ll find a link to download the clip too.
At last, a film that looks, even if only light-heartedly, at the dynamics of an S/M relationship.
The careless typist who gets a very real spanking is of course Maggie Gyllenhaal.
3. Roots of Heaven
We don’t actually see anything, probably because it was bare, but a splendid depiction of the humbling of a haughty aristocrat.
Jaqueline Fogt’s public comeuppance is the first scene to be nominated twice in “Reader’s Top Tens” so far.
2. Blue Hawaii
How Elvis should be remembered.
Pay your deepest respects to The King of Rock N’ Roll here.
I hold out for the Maureen O’Hara scene, if only because that’s the one that lit my fire so many years ago; nothing like seeing such arrogance brought low.
Talking of fire, John Wayne certainly sets Maureen O’Hara’s backside ablaze. You’re probably already familiar with the scene so why not try watching O’Hara and Stefanie Powers being interviewed about the movie (in two parts)?
Ever at the cutting edge, JS has just sent me details of a NEW mainstream scene that he has found. This will be the subject of my next Spank Statement, so don’t miss it.
If you’d like to have your own Top Ten mainstream spankings featured, please send me an email with your selections.
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4 thoughts on “Reader’s Top Tens – JS666”
Have not got anything relevant to say for this particular post but I would like you to know that I am enjoying this top ten theme greatly.
Many thanks, js666, for listing your “Top Ten” favorite spanking scenes from mainstream films and TV.
I agree with most of them, but two (2) don’t “make my cut” for reasons that you may or may not agree with.
First, I consider “The Roots of Heaven” (1958) one of the cruelest frauds ever perpetrated on the spanko public. The scene is given the most elaborate buildup, but instead of a payoff, we see a “spanking” in which NOT ONE swat lands on its target! It’s all just cinema fakery. There is no spanking at all.
Second, “Juke Joint” (1947) shows us a woman spanking another woman… but they could be anybody. They are supposed to be mother and daughter, but since the entire scene is glimpsed through a keyhole, we see just parts of bodies, and it’s obvious that body doubles were used.
Here are my Top Ten:
10. “La Sculacciata” (Italy, 1974)
Carlo (Antonio Salines) and Elena (Sydne Rome) are young newlyweds. Although they are very much in love, Carlo finds one day that he has lost his virility. The couple try desperately to re-ignite his passion, and one of the techniques they resort to is a spanking – literally, “la sculacciata.” The resulting spanking is one of the most thorough, and realistic, ever seen on a big screen. And, since the film is European, there was no objection to Elena’s bottom being completely bare.
9. “Poeten og Lillemor og Lotte” (Denmark, 1960)
Also known as “Danish Beauty Queen,” this films tells the story of a baker (Dirch Passer) and his young wife (Judy Gringer). She is lovely, but ineligible to enter the big beauty contest because she is married… and, now bitter, she takes it out on her husband, calling him a failure, a loser, and other names. He hauls her over his knee, pulls up her skirt, and whales away at her gorgeous backside. We see about 18 swats land on her lovely posterior.
8. “The Naughty Flirt” (First National, 1931)
Paul Page, as an up-and-coming attorney, catches his date (Alice White) in a malicious lie, turns her over his knee, and spanks her soundly. Almost better than the spanking itself is the ensuing shot, where we see Alice tenderly caressing her bruised backside.
7. “Taming the Wild” (Victory Films, 1936)
Rod LaRocque spanks Maxine Doyle over his knee with a wooden hairbrush, about eleven smacks. This one is so realistic, it makes the viewer want to say “ouch!” We don’t see the hairbrush used much, in mainstream films.
6. “Love Crimes” (Miramax Films, 1992)
Patrick Bergin spanks the very game Sean Young, in a scene that looks very real. He puts her over his knee and whales away for about 23 smacks. Ms. Young’s acting skills really sell this scene, as she hollers loudly, but in vain.
5. “Weeds” (Showtime TV, 2008)
As startling as it seems, the 21st century has brought us one of the all-time great spanking scenes. In an episode entitled “Yes I Can,” Mary-Louise Parker is pulled over the knee of Mexican actor Demian Bichir; and then HER SKIRT IS PULLED UP – never expected that, did we? And she receives a sound spanking on her brief black panties. Twenty-one swats are seen to land.
4. “Blue Hawaii” (Hal B. Wallis, 1961)
This one seems to be on everyone’s list. Teen heartthrob Elvis Presley puts Jenny Maxwell over his knee and spanks her soundly.
3. “McLintock!” (Batjac Productions, 1963)
John Wayne spanks Maureen O’Hara, after one of the most clever build-ups ever filmed. After a long chase, the Duke finally catches Maureen, puts her over his knee, and spanks her in front of maybe a hundred cheering witnesses. This scene, called the touchstone of our hobby by some, might have made Number One on my list but for two things: its brevity – only six (6) swats are seen to land; and the small coal shovel the Duke used for the spanking. He should have used his strong right hand.
2. “Frontier Gal” (Universal, 1945)
Rod Cameron gives the luscious Yvonne DeCarlo one of the most honest over-the-knee handspankings these old eyes have ever seen. Mr. Cameron doesn’t play games, he doesn’t pull his punches, he just whales away at Yvonne’s gorgeous bottom until she gets the message. And it’s in glorious Technicolor!
1. “She Wrote the Book” (Universal, 1946)
Number One on my list is still the champ, after more than sixty (60) years. Kirby Grant gives Joan Davis a solid hand spanking over his knee, and like the No. 2 scene, it doesn’t look as if Mr. Grant pulled his punches. Every swat lands hard and solidly, and Ms. Davis’ reactions are pure gold. This one may not be on everyone’s list, since it has never been released on VHS or DVD, and it never seems to play on television. But those who have seen it can tell you, this spanking is the real deal.
I can enjoy a love scene even if the actors don’t have sex. I can get caught up in a suspense scene even though the actors aren’t really in danger. And I can enjoy a spanking scene even if we don’t see the blows land.
In “The Roots of Heaven,” we see an arrogant, mature woman ruthlessly stripped of her dignity and reduced to the status of a naughty child in front of her entire circle. Keeping the camera on her face, as she goes from demanding to pleading, emphasizes the psychological effect on her, which is the real point. (You don’t spank bottoms, you spank people.)
And besides, you know they couldn’t show an on-camera bare-bottom spanking in Hollywood in the 1950’s.
Thanks for leaving your own Top Ten Dan,
I’ll use it as the next post in this series – assuming you don’t have any objections 🙂