I was telling Springrose about this movie just the other night, and then, lo and behold, perusing Spanking Blog, I found the publicity photo from "Sagebrush Troubadour," starring Gene Autry and Company in 1935! It's a musical western mystery. Really.
Now, it's not the best cowboy movie spanking ever, nor even Gene's best, but it has the greatest spanking tag-line ever!
Warning! If you're going to try to catch this on TV, Netflix, or run out and buy the DVD and do NOT want "Spoilers," read no further!
Gene and his sidekick Smiley Burnette (named "Frog" in this story) are ridin' and singin' along, headin' fer th' big Pepper Spread to get cowpoke work, when, Suddenly!! A stagecoach comes careening down on them! They dive out of the way, and the hellcat blonde driving the stage-- Joan Martin-- is whooping and whipping the team into a mad fury!
Gene tells Smiley-Frog he's gotta stop that thing before somebody gets hurt! Spurring his great horse Champion into action, they tear down the road in a cloud of dust, and overtake the stage! Gene leaps into the shotgun seat, grabs the reins and halts the creaky juggernaut!!
Joan is completely unrepentant, so Gene decides to change her mind about things with a good, hard spanking!
Just as Gene (and Joan) are getting warmed up, the grizzled old stage driver pops out of the passenger carriage and demands to know why Gene's spanking "Miss Barbara Pepper!" Yep-- Joan's character is the granddaughter of the big ranch founder, the place our two heroes were headin' fer! She says she's gonna tell on him, and fix him good!!
As the stage rolls away (now at a much more reasonable pace) Gene laments, "Gee, Frog, we're in trouble now!"
"WELL," croaks Smiley-Frog, "It just goes to show ya-- Ya shouldn't spank girls ya haven't been introduced to!"
And that is the best tag-line ever.
The spanking itself, as you see above, was awkwardly staged (HAR!) with Gene doing some odd cross-armed fanny-whapping. They did it a lot better for the publicity photo:
Thanks to SpankBoss for finding that!
By the way, if you want to see some of this on Daily Motion, it's here! But whoever loaded it up cut the clip short, before Smiley's classic line. (Slowly shakes his head) That just ain't right.