Comic western about a gang of owlhoots, led by Roy Slade, who defeat every lawman sent to arrest them.




Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Big Mouth (1967)
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Harold J. Stone, Susan Bay
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist.

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Terry-Thomas, Jacqueline Pearce
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a futuristic world, the USA decides to send a married couple of astronauts to its moon base in order to prevent any improper contact with the Soviet female cosmonauts manning the USSR moon base.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Robert Morley
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Norman Phiffier works as a store clerk in a large department store. Clumsy and inept, he can't do anything right. Boy are they in trouble!

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Ray Walston
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife's urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford, Anne Francis
Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie 1972)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Henry Gibson

A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.

Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Peter Ahlm, Lars Amble
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.

Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, Neil Hamilton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan O'Brien, Zachary Scott
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An artist has an opportunity to go to Paris and wants to bring his fiancee along. However, she's a psychiatrist who currently has three female patients who don't like men. So, he guises ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Mary Ann Mobley
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Clovis Blaireau is a private detective. It is charged by Nadège de Courtaboeuf wife knew wealthy industrialist Prosper de Courtaboeuf, to obtain evidence of the infidelity of her husband. ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Clair
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Philippe Clair, Marthe Villalonga
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dina Merrill, Diana Spencer


Credited cast:
Crawford Offwhite
Richard Stahl ...
Whittler (as Dick Stahl)
Judge Grant
Irene Tedrow ...
Aggie Potter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hamilton Camp ...
Chanin Hale ...
Snake Larson


Comic western about a gang of owlhoots, led by Roy Slade, who defeat every lawman sent to arrest them.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Western





Release Date:

5 September 1967 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


First of four unsold television pilots to star John Astin as the comic western outlaw Evil Roy Slade. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Unseen since 1967
7 June 2009 | by (Dixie) – See all my reviews

Sheriff Who? (1967) -- The rather whacked-out premise was -- get this: Evil Roy Slade, the meanest outlaw in the west, rules over a small western town. Every week some passerby gets suckered into taming the town and bringing Roy to justice -- and every week Roy runs him out of town.

This is what I call a "3 AM idea" -- it sounds brilliant after a long night of writing, but when you wake up the next day you realize it's unworkable.

It's hard to believe this premise even got to the writing-the-pilot stage. Even in a zany sitcom, I can't see it working. It's a bit like making Siegfried the star of a sitcom called "KAOS!" and having him kill a new Control agent every week.

The closest equivalent I can think of in a series would be Police Squad always killing off their "Special Guest Star" in the credits. But that was irrelevant to the plot, and we all know how long PS lasted anyway.

The thing is, those fortunate few who saw Sheriff Who? in its only airing on September 5, 1967 claim it is one of the funniest half-hours of all time. Dick Shawn plays Crawford Offwhite, "The fastest interior decorator in the West", who is conned into becoming sheriff. John Astin is Evil Roy Slade and the script is by Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson.

Marshall and Belson would try again a few years later, making two hour long pilots with Astin as Evil Roy Slade. Shawn is back but plays a different character, sort of a combination of Roy Rogers and Paladin. These pilots were edited into a two hour movie and aired in 1972. This version is now available on DVD. It has some classic gags and Shawn is hilarious.

There are some slow spots (inevitable given its editing) and frankly, I would've preferred casting a real western villain as Slade rather than Astin. Perhaps Neville Brand. Still, there are enough great moments to make it must viewing for comedy fans.

And maybe, just maybe, we will someday get the chance to see "Sheriff Who?"

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pilot Episode pickseegrrl
Discuss Sheriff Who (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: