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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Delp
Arthur Batanides ...
Robert Liberman ...
Ed Cambridge ...
Aggie Potter
Claire Beckendorf


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.


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

18 February 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az ördögi Roy Slade  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 1873/74, 1879/80 and 1890/91. See more »


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 »


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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Evil Roy Slade is the best comedy I have ever seen in 30 years.
1 June 2005 | by (Caribbean island of Barbados) – See all my reviews

When I was ten years old, I watched the movie Evil Roy Slade. Never before had I seen a movie so funny. I swear! Even at that young and tender age I laughed almost hysterically. I have watched a lot of TV in my time and after 30 years of watching comedies in all genres this film is definitely the most comical of them all, in my opinion. Sure, the movie 'Airplane' was good too but the laughs were few and far in between. From the beginning of the Evil Roy Slade movie until the end I couldn't stop laughing. John Astin played the main character role quite convincingly. Although the character was evil you just had to love him from the moment he entered the movie until the moment he left and especially when he had to cope with life without his guns. The film is filled with unexpected and unbelievable events at every turn and written in the funniest way possible. I don't know why, but I have never seen or heard of this film since until I came to this site searching some kind of information about the movie. I have been waiting many years to see this movie again. Too long! I need a good laugh.

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