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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

Although the year is never explicitly given, a calendar is shown during a time passage montage late in the film, going from November into January. The calendar has the right dates for the movie to be set in the Western-appropriate years 1861/62, 1872/73, 1889/790 and 1889/90. See more »

Goofs

The psychiatrist uses ink blots with Slade. These were not developed until the 1920s, well after the period depicted here. See more »

Quotes

Evil Roy Slade: Hideout.
Doctor Delp: Wanted.
Evil Roy Slade: Poster.
Doctor Delp: Bear.
Evil Roy Slade: Teddy.
Doctor Delp: What?
Evil Roy Slade: Nothin'. Next question.
Doctor Delp: What did you SAY?
Evil Roy Slade: I didn't say nothin'!
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Referenced in The Way of the Master: Mission Europe: London (2010) See more »

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credits for this movie's humor
21 January 2005 | by cwilliams3See all my reviews

I have, unfortunately, seen this movie only one time, and all I can say is that it ranks as one of the funnest piece of work I have ever seen. I consider myself a worthy and discriminating critic when it comes to good films and acting performances -- and this one had every ingredient possible to make it an all-time comedy classic. Because it's been so long since I have seen this movie, I can't remember much about the details, except that John Astin plays an inept evil-doer, the antics of which kept me in stitches from the moment he appeared until his character left the screen. Much to my disappointment and despite my efforts,I have never found nor seen the movie again.


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