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

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Comedy | Western

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18 February 1972 (USA)  »

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Az ördögi Roy Slade  »

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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 »

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When Evil Roy Slade realizes he has the short cowboy's hat on, he grabs the hat and starts to take it off. Then when the short cowboy hands Evil Roy the correct hat, Evil Roy still has the short cowboy's hat on. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Way of the Master: Mission Europe: London (2010) See more »

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Thank Goodness It's On Video Now
31 July 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

This made for TV comedy-western (originally shown on NBC) is totally crazy. Roy's doing just fine, being mean and nasty, until he meets a woman during a bank robbery. She attempts to reform him, and that's when the plot really goes wild. John Astin is excellent in the lead role. The supporting roles could be a list of who's funny when it comes to comic acting: Mickey Rooney, Henry Gibson, Dom DeLuise, Milton Berle, Edie Adams (Ernie Kovacs' widow) and narration by Pat Buttram. I suggest that you run to rent or buy this one!


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