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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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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:

Evil Roy Slade See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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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

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 »

Quotes

Doctor Delp: Try harder Roy, try to cry. If you can release one tear, it'll help you
Evil Roy Slade: I don't know how to cry.
Doctor Delp: Think. Think harder. Think about your lonely youth: no friends, no home, no warmth, no affection... cactus in your diaper
[Slade starts sobbing]
Doctor Delp: Yes! Yes, there's a tear! We're curing you!
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Referenced in The Way of the Master: Mission Europe: London (2010) See more »

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Rolling on the floor funny
28 June 2005 | by bobsteimleSee all my reviews

I saw this movie late at night on television while visiting a friend in Los Angeles in the mid 1970's. My friend was actually rolling around on the floor because he was laughing so hard. Although I haven't seen it since, I still remember it as the funniest movie I have ever seen. Maybe it was partly because it was late at night, but we were both sober. I think it was much funnier than Blazing Saddles and much less offensive. After thirty years, some of the scenes are still clear in my mind, such as Slade taking off all his weapons or persuading his horse to make the jump over a wide ditch. It's almost like an American Western version of a Marx Brothers movie. I don't remember anything dirty in it, so even young children would enjoy watching it. I'd really like to see it again myself.


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