Evil Roy Slade

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Overview

Overlooked when it first aired February 18, 1972, the made-for-TV Evil Roy Slade has gained a loyal and protective cult following in the past 20 years. The film was the second pilot for a never-sold TV western spoof created by Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson, Sheriff Who?. Actually, it was the second and third pilot, since Evil Roy Slade has been cobbled together from two hour-long films. John Astin is terrific in the title role, playing an outlaw so repulsive that, when he was orphaned and left stranded in the ...
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Overview

Overlooked when it first aired February 18, 1972, the made-for-TV Evil Roy Slade has gained a loyal and protective cult following in the past 20 years. The film was the second pilot for a never-sold TV western spoof created by Garry Marshall and Jerry Belson, Sheriff Who?. Actually, it was the second and third pilot, since Evil Roy Slade has been cobbled together from two hour-long films. John Astin is terrific in the title role, playing an outlaw so repulsive that, when he was orphaned and left stranded in the desert as a baby, even the wolves didn't want him! As an adult, Evil Roy Slade can't resist "going the extra mile" in his nastiness: while robbing a bank, he stops to pilfer a fountain pen chained to one of the desks, and the next shot shows Slade riding off into the sunset, dragging the desk behind him. Attempting to reform for the sake of pretty schoolmarm Betsy Potter Pamela Austin, Slade simply cannot curb his crooked tendencies, so it's up to Dick Shawn as singing Sheriff Bing Bell "Will somebody please answer that door?" to bring the criminal to justice. Shawn previously appeared in the original 1967 Sheriff Who? pilot as the "fastest interior decorator in the West"; in both films, he's almost unbearably funny. The Marshall/Belson script is full of hilarious running gags and throwaway jokes. Our favorite bit concerns railroad magnate Mickey Rooney's legendary stubby index finger: "They still sing about it around campfires at night," claims Rooney--and indeed, they do. The supporting cast includes such never-fail laughgetters as Milton Berle, Henry Gibson, Dom DeLuise and Edie Adams; also, keep a lookout for John Ritter and Penny Marshall in unbilled bits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2008
  • UPC: 011301635648
  • Original Release: 1971
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  • Source: Timeless Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,089

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edie Adams Flossie
Luana Anders Alice Fern
John Astin Evil Roy Slade
Pamela Austin Betsy Potter
Leonard Barr Crippled Man
Milton Berle Harry Fern
Dom DeLuise Logan Delp
Master Henry Gibson Clifford Stool
Penny Marshall Bank Teller
John Ritter Minister
Mickey Rooney Nelson Stool
Dick Shawn Marshal Bing Bell
Pat Buttram Voice Only
Milton Frome Foss - Telegrapher
Larry Hankin Snake
Jerry Paris Souvenir Salesman
Connie Sawyer Aggie Potter
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita Turhan
Ed Begley Jr.
Technical Credits
Jerry Paris Director
Jerry Belson Producer, Screenwriter
Howie Horwitz Executive Producer
Sam Leavitt Cinematographer
Murray MacLeod Score Composer
Stuart Margolin Score Composer
Garry Marshall Producer, Screenwriter
Alexander A. Mayer Art Director
Jerry Riopelle Score Composer
Richard M. Sprague Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Evil Roy Slade
1. Chapter 1 [11:01]
2. Chapter 2 [10:37]
3. Chapter 3 [7:22]
4. Chapter 4 [6:58]
5. Chapter 5 [7:25]
6. Chapter 6 [4:25]
1. Chapter 7 [8:30]
2. Chapter 8 [7:54]
3. Chapter 9 [6:29]
4. Chapter 10 [8:43]
5. Chapter 11 [8:46]
6. Chapter 12 [7:57]
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    very funny

    a classic

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