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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.


Jerry Paris




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 ... Lee
Larry Hankin ... Snake
Robert Liberman Robert Liberman ... Preacher
Ed Cambridge ... Smith
Connie Sawyer ... Aggie Potter
Alice Nunn ... Claire Beckendorf
Pat Morita ... Turhan


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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Did You Know?


Mickey Rooney who played "Ding Bell" in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). Then 9 years later he played alongside Dick Shawn, who played "Sheriff Bing Bell", in Evil Roy Slade. Two other "Mad World" vets also co-star: Milton Berle and Edie Adams. 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 »


Nelson Stool: Marshal Bing Bell.
Clifford Stool: Who is it?
Nelson Stool: That's his name, you idiot!
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References It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »

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Funniest Western I've seen
6 November 2004 | by megandaveSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie for over 15 years when my copy was accidentally taped over.It's great to see that so many others have a similar recollection of this hilarious movie as me.I don't believe it has been shown on Australian TV in that time, which is a crying shame as it is one of those few comedies that pace the laughs perfectly throughout.So many of the movie's lines became second nature amongst a few of us such as "Stubby Index Finger" and "Bing Bell, I'll get that". I am an unashamed Mel Brooks fan, however I reckon Evil Roy Slade is superior to Blazing Saddles.I'm am at a loss as to how to go about getting a copy of it in Australia.If anyone can be of assistance I'd be really rapt.

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Release Date:

18 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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