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Evil Roy Slade (1972)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  18 February 1972 (USA)
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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 <>

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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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Did You Know?


Based on characters created in the 1969 pilot for an unproduced series entitled "Sheriff Who?", so called because every week there would be a new sheriff (played by a guest star), who would be killed by Evil Roy Slade. 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 »


Doctor Delp: This is the ultimate test! I want you to shed your weapons... & walk across the room!
Evil Roy Slade: I cain't! I don't goin' nowhere without my guns! I even take a bath with my guns!
Doctor Delp: You don't NEED them, Roy! Take them off & walk! Oh Roy, try! Take off your weapons!
[Roy removes holster]
Doctor Delp: Good!... Is that everything?
[Roy reaches up his sleeve for a knife]
Doctor Delp: Whew! Anyting else?
[Roy removes gun from his sock]
Doctor Delp: Oh, a little one, huh? Ok. Is that all?
[Roy removes a bomb from behind his back]
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Referenced in The Way of the Master: Mission Europe: London (2010) See more »

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Superb comedy
23 September 2003 | by (Chester, England, UK) – See all my reviews

Evil Roy Slade as mentioned in the review is a film that a lot of people are unaware of, and what a pity. If you have the sort of sense of humour related to Blazing Saddles then you will find this film a bonus. My Daughter watched this film when she was about 11 or 12 and loved it. I wont give anything away but look out for "Not wearing guns" and the "Shoe horn", classic stuff. Even though 30 years old I think the comedy still works, so find it, watch it and enjoy it.

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