Evil Roy Slade

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Evil Roy Slade
Evil Roy Slade VHS cover.jpg
VHS cover for Evil Roy Slade
Written byJerry Belson
Garry Marshall
Directed byJerry Paris
StarringJohn Astin
Pamela Austin
Mickey Rooney
Dick Shawn
Henry Gibson
Pat Buttram
Theme music composerMurray MacLeod
Stuart Margolin
Jerry Riopelle
James Prigmore
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Howie Horwitz
Producer(s)Jerry Belson
Garry Marshall
Production location(s)Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California
CinematographySam Leavitt
Editor(s)Richard M. Sprague
Running time97 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Universal Television
DistributorNBC Enterprises
Universal Television
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseFebruary 18, 1972

Evil Roy Slade is a 1972 made-for-television spoof-Western comedy film about the "meanest villain in the West". It was directed by Jerry Paris and co-produced and co-written by Garry Marshall.


Orphaned and left in the desert as an infant, Evil Roy Slade (John Astin) grew up alone—save for his teddy bear—and mean. As an adult, he is notorious for being the "meanest villain in the West", so he is thrown for quite a loop when he falls for sweet schoolteacher Betsy Potter (Pamela Austin). Nelson L. Stool (Mickey Rooney), a railroad tycoon, along with his dimwitted nephew Clifford (Henry Gibson), attempts to get revenge on Evil Roy Slade for repeatedly robbing him, and sets out to hire legendary retired singing-sheriff Marshal Bing Bell (Dick Shawn) to bring Slade to justice.



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