Movie stars being slapped on film. A thread.
Lucy Marlow slapped by Joan Crawford in QUEEN BEE (1955).
Joan Crawford slapped by Ann Blyth in MILDRED PIERCE (1945).
Geraldine Brooks slapped by Joan Crawford in POSSESSED (1947).
Sterling Hayden slapped by Bette Davis in THE STAR (1952).
Humphrey Bogart slapped by Lauren Bacall in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944).
Walter McGrail slapped by Barbara Stanwyck in NIGHT NURSE (1931).
Howard Keel slapped by Kathryn Grayson in KISS ME KATE (1953).
Bette Davis slapped by Olivia de Havilland in HUSH...HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964).
Maurice Chevalier slapped by Jeanette MacDonald in ONE HOUR WITH YOU (1932).
Brian Donlevy slapped by Veronica Lake in THE GLASS KEY (1942).
Leslie Caron & Cary Grant slapping each other in FATHER GOOSE (1964).
Nicolas Cage slapped by Cher in MOONSTRUCK (1987).
Errol Flynn slapped by Barbara Stanwyck in CRY WOLF (1947).
Fred Astaire slapped by Ginger Rogers in TOP HAT (1935).
Glenn Ford slapped by Rita Hayworth in GILDA (1946).
James Cagney slapped by Joan Blondell in BLONDE CRAZY (1931).
Tito Vuolo slapped by Richard Widmark in KISS OF DEATH (1947).
James Garner slapped by Julie Andrews in THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY (1964).
Tim O'Kelly slapped by Boris Karloff in TARGETS (1968).
Robert Cummings slapped by Doris Day in LUCKY ME (1954).
Steve Brodie slapped by Robert Ryan in CROSSFIRE (1947).
Kim Tae-ri slapped by Kim Min-hee in THE HANDMAIDEN (2016).
Martha Vickers slapped by Humphrey Bogart in THE BIG SLEEP (1946).
Michel Bouquet slapped by Paul Bernard in PATTES BLANCHES (1949).
Rosalind Russell slapped by Paulette Goddard in THE WOMEN (1939).
Al Martino slapped by Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER (1972).
Warren Beatty slapped by Barbara Loden in SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (1961).
Guy Thonajan slapped by Jack Palance in PANIC IN THE STREETS (1950).
Rock Hudson slapped by Doris Day in SEND ME NO FLOWERS (1964).
Christine Forrest slapped by Lincoln Maazel in MARTIN (1978).
Stewart Granger slapped by Rita Hayworth in SALOME (1953).
George Lloyd slapped by Fred MacMurray in SINGAPORE (1947).
Bette Davis slapped by Dennis Morgan in IN THIS OUR LIFE (1942).
Humphrey Bogart slapped by Edward G. Robinson in KEY LARGO (1948).
Janis Wilson slapped by Judith Anderson in THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (1946).
Sally Forrest slapped by Claire Trevor in HARD, FAST AND BEAUTIFUL (1951).
Peter Lorre slapped by Humphrey Bogart in THE MALTESE FALCON (1941).
Beanie Feldstein slapped by Kaitlyn Dever in BOOKSMART (2019).
Leslie Howard slapped by Vivien Leigh in GONE WITH THE WIND (1939).
Sandra Dee slapped by Constance Ford in A SUMMER PLACE (1959).
Lau Chi-Wing slapped by Tang Pik-Wan in SHE SHOOTS STRAIGHT (1990).
Barton MacLane slapped by Humphrey Bogart in HIGH SIERRA (1941).
Charles Laughton slapped by Vivien Leigh in ST. MARTIN'S LANE (1938).
Barbara Stanwyck slapped by Dorothy Burgess in LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT (1933).
Shirley MacLaine slapped by Daniel Camp in STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989).
Ava Gardner slapped by James Mason in EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE (1949).
Osa Massen slapped by Joan Crawford in A WOMAN'S FACE (1941).
Larry Gates slapped by Sidney Poitier in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967).
James Mason slapped by Danielle Darrieux in 5 FINGERS (1952).
Don Ameche slapped by Betty Grable in DOWN ARGENTINE WAY (1940).
Ginger Rogers & Frances Mercer slapping each other in VIVACIOUS LADY (1938).
Irène Tunc slapped by Emmanuelle Riva in LÉON MORIN, PRIEST (1961).
Edward Judd slapped by Janet Munro in THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE (1961).
Neville Brand slapped by Anthony Perkins in THE TIN STAR (1957).
Joan Crawford slapped by Bette Davis in WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962).
Virginia Grey slapped by Constance Towers in THE NAKED KISS (1964).
Michael McKean slapped by Martin Mull & Tim Curry in CLUE (1985).
Anne Baxter slapped by George Sanders in ALL ABOUT EVE (1950).
Paul Dano slapped by Daniel Day-Lewis in THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) [part 1]
Paul Dano slapped by Daniel Day-Lewis in THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) [part 2]
Paul Dano slapped by Daniel Day-Lewis in THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) [part 3]
Cary Grant slapped by Sophia Loren in HOUSEBOAT (1958).
Richard Burton slapped by Claire Bloom in LOOK BACK IN ANGER (1959).
Gene Kelly slapped by Natalie Wood in MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR (1958).
James Cagney slapped by Ann Sheridan in ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938).
Charles Coburn & Cary Grant slapped by Marilyn Monroe in MONKEY BUSINESS (1952).
George Clooney slapped by Josh Brolin in HAIL, CAESAR! (2016).
Mariko Kaga slapped by Kaoru Yachigusa in WITH BEAUTY AND SORROW (1965).
Vinton Hayworth & Henry Fonda slapped by Barbara Stanwyck in THE MAD MISS MANTON (1938).
Tim Robbins slapped by Jennifer Jason Leigh in THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (1994).
Dana Andrews slapped by Linda Darnell in FALLEN ANGEL (1945).
Doreen Lang slapped by Tippi Hedren in THE BIRDS (1963).
Marlon Brando slapped by Lee J. Cobb in ON THE WATERFRONT (1954).
Cary Grant slapped by Irene Dunne in MY FAVOURITE WIFE (1940).
Jean Gabin slapped by Nadja Tiller in LE DÉSORDRE ET LA NUIT (1958).
Marlon Brando slapped by Jean Simmons in GUYS AND DOLLS (1955).
Shelley Winters & Marie Windsor slapping each other in FRENCHIE (1950).
Frank Sinatra slapped by Rita Hayworth in PAL JOEY (1957).
Anil Kapoor slapping a thug in TEZAAB (1988).
Ida Lupino slapping Don McGuire in THE MAN I LOVE (1946).
Bette Davis slapping Kevin Coughlin in STORM CENTER (1956).
Marjorie Hoshelle slapping Gary Cooper in CLOAK AND DAGGER (1946)
Dan Dailey slapping Donald O'Connor in THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954)
Maureen O'Hara slapping John Wayne in THE QUIET MAN (1952)
Romy Schneider slapping Fabio Testi in THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: LOVE (1975)
Jean Harlow slapping Cary Grant in SUZY (1936)
Olivia de Havilland slapping James Caan in LADY IN A CAGE (1964)
Elizabeth Taylor slapping Mia Farrow in SECRET CEREMONY (1968)
Lucille Ball slapping Maureen O'Hara in DANCE, GIRL, DANCE (1940)
Anil Kapoor slapping Sridevi in LAMHE (1991)
Tuesday Weld & Beverly Garland slapping each other in PRETTY POISON (1968)
Ida Lupino slapping Audrey Totter in WOMEN'S PRISON (1955)
Jude Law slapping Matt Damon in THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (1999)
Peter Chatel slapping Margit Carstensen in MARTHA (1974)
Mary Astor slapping Lizabeth Scott in DESERT FURY (1947)
Lee Remick slapping Jack Lemmon in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962)
Taku & Rikako slapping each other in OCEAN WAVES (1993)
June Allyson slapping Joan Collins in THE OPPOSITE SEX (1956)
Dorothy Burgess slapping Jean Harlow in HOLD YOUR MAN (1933)
Glenn Ford slapping Rita Hayworth in THE LOVES OF CARMEN (1948)
Sophia Loren slapping Anthony Perkins in DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (1958)
Carrie Fisher slapping Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
This is slap number 100. I made a letterboxd list of all slaps so far, so if you see anything missing and want to make a recommendation please do so!
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