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Evil Roy Slade (1972)

The meanest villain in the West falls for a pretty schoolteacher and tries to change his ways, but a determined (and egomaniacal) singing sheriff is out to capture him.

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Jerry Paris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Nelson Stool
Dick Shawn ... Marshal Bing Bell
Henry Gibson ... Clifford Stool
Dom DeLuise ... Logan Delp
Edie Adams ... Flossie
Pamela Austin ... Betsy Potter
Milton Berle ... Harry Fern
John Astin ... Evil Roy Slade
Arthur Batanides ... Lee
Larry Hankin ... Snake
Robert Liberman Robert Liberman ... Preacher
Ed Cambridge ... Smith
Connie Sawyer ... Aggie Potter
Alice Nunn ... Claire Beckendorf
Pat Morita ... Turhan
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Storyline

Evil Roy Slade, the meanest villain the West has known, meets a beautiful young woman who persuades him to change careers from train robber to family man. He is pursued by Marshal Bing Bell, while a helpful psychologist teaches him to live without weapons. Written by Mike Welsch <m.welsch@az05p.bull.com>

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Taglines:

He's the Most Wanted and the Most Hilarious Outlaw in the West.

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Roy Slade See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Evil Roy Slade considers changing his name. He runs through three possibilities, but they all begin with the word "Evil". The third one, "Evil Lee Rich", is an inside joke: writer/producer Garry Marshall co-produced a sitcom called Hey, Landlord (1966) with Lee Rich. See more »

Goofs

The psychiatrist uses ink blots (also called the "Rorschach" test) with Slade. These were not developed until the 1920s, well after the period depicted here. See more »

Quotes

Flossie: [Roy is breaking up the gang] Roy, you aren't going to leave me alone are you? I love you.
Evil Roy Slade: [pause] Alright, who wants Flossie?
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Connections

References It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »

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One of the 10 Funniest and Cleverest Comedies Ever!
20 March 2000 | by oxymoron-3See all my reviews

This movies was a masterpiece and a delight. Dick Shawn was stupendously funny, and the rest of the cast, perfectly cast. The movie was well directed ALWAYS kept you laughing and never let up. In this viewers opinion it is one of the 10 funniest and cleverest comedies of all times. I gave it a 10 and so did 297 people out of a possible 419 voters here on the data base. Will someone explain to me how you can have over half the votes a 10, have the Arithmetic mean = 9.1. The Median of 10.0 and still our beloved IMDb gives this movie a weighted average vote of 6.3? Come on I've heard of "weighted" but is the butchers hand on the scale here? Is it that those folks intellectual capacity just couldn't bare to see this film in the top ten of the top 100 movies? Hmmmmmm? Well guess what? The Direction, The Acting, The Script, and just the general "clevertude" (is there such a word?) Should put this film just about in the top 10 percent of films....Come on Fellas....be fair. At least level this out to 8.5 I can buy that a whole lot "weightedly" than 6.3 Just one viewers opinion.


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