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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

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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ördögi 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: Take that big fiddle out from between your legs. There are ladies present.
cello player: But sir...
Evil Roy Slade: I don't want no trouble, you just tuck it up under your chin like a fiddle's 'sposed to be played... now!
[pulls gun]
cello player: Yes sir. Right now sir.
[trying to play cello like a giant violin & smiling]
Evil Roy Slade: That's good.
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Connections

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

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31 July 2001 | by hillariSee 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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