Evil Roy Slade

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Evil Roy Slade
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Written by Jerry Belson
Garry Marshall
Directed by Jerry Paris
Starring John Astin
Pamela Austin
Mickey Rooney
Dick Shawn
Henry Gibson
Milton Berle
Edie Adams
Dom Deluise
Theme music composerMurray MacLeod
Stuart Margolin
Jerry Riopelle
James Prigmore
Country of origin United States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producer Howie Horwitz
Producers Jerry Belson
Garry Marshall
Production locationsUniversal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California
Cinematography Sam Leavitt
Editor Richard M. Sprague
Running time97 minutes (approx.)
Production company Universal Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Syndication Studios
Trifecta Entertainment & Media
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Mono
Original releaseFebruary 18, 1972 (1972-02-18)

Evil Roy Slade is a 1972 American made-for-television 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. The film is considered a cult classic. [ according to whom? ][ citation needed ]



Orphaned and left in the desert as an infant, Evil Roy Slade (John Astin) grew up raised by buzzards—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 schoolmarm 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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