This movie was made in a time when family-viewing films were more common. I would place it into the same category of many of the Disney films of the era.
A gunfighter is attempting to reform himself for the love of his life. The Evil Roy Slade trys real, real hard to become a member of society. My favorite scenes are when he becomes a shoe salesman. People working with the buying public will understand his frustration with the customers.
Again, a wonderful, funny look at life for the entire family.
Evil Roy Slade ranks 4 out of 5 stars because while the movie is funny, it is also overly goofy and quite implausible overall. It is also predictable.