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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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... Nelson Stool
... Marshal Bing Bell
... Clifford Stool
... Logan Delp
... Flossie
... Betsy Potter
... Harry Fern
... Evil Roy Slade
Arthur Batanides ... Lee
... Snake
Robert Liberman ... Preacher
Ed Cambridge ... Smith
... Aggie Potter
... Claire Beckendorf
... Turhan
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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.

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Comedy | Western

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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18 February 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az ördögi Roy Slade  »

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Trivia

At one point, Evil Roy Slade considers changing his name. He runs through three possibilities, but they all begin with the word "Evil". The third one, "Evil Lee Rich", is an inside joke: writer/producer Garry Marshall co-produced a sitcom called Hey, Landlord (1966) with Lee Rich. See more »

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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 »

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Evil Roy Slade: Darn girl. Makes me do a lotta thinkin'. Lemme see, a brand new name... Evil John Ferguson.
[shakes head]
Evil Roy Slade: Nah. Evil Fred Noland.
[shakes head]
Evil Roy Slade: Nah. Evil Lee Rich.
[grins and then shakes head]
Evil Roy Slade: Nah.
[to his horse]
Evil Roy Slade: What d'you think?
[horse snorts]
[...]
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Referenced in The Way of the Master: Mission Europe: London (2010) See more »

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One of the 10 Funniest and Cleverest Comedies Ever!
20 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movies was a masterpiece and a delight. Dick Shawn was stupendously funny, and the rest of the cast, perfectly cast. The movie was well directed ALWAYS kept you laughing and never let up. In this viewers opinion it is one of the 10 funniest and cleverest comedies of all times. I gave it a 10 and so did 297 people out of a possible 419 voters here on the data base. Will someone explain to me how you can have over half the votes a 10, have the Arithmetic mean = 9.1. The Median of 10.0 and still our beloved IMDb gives this movie a weighted average vote of 6.3? Come on I've heard of "weighted" but is the butchers hand on the scale here? Is it that those folks intellectual capacity just couldn't bare to see this film in the top ten of the top 100 movies? Hmmmmmm? Well guess what? The Direction, The Acting, The Script, and just the general "clevertude" (is there such a word?) Should put this film just about in the top 10 percent of films....Come on Fellas....be fair. At least level this out to 8.5 I can buy that a whole lot "weightedly" than 6.3 Just one viewers opinion.


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