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The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 July 1957 (USA)
Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.

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Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.

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After Hollywood or Bust (1956), this was to have been the next film for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Martin did not want to be seen on screen in a police uniform and refused to do the film. Their partnership soon ended, so this film was Lewis' first solo effort. The part originally meant for Martin was given to Darren McGavin. See more »

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Written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz
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First Movie Without Dean Martin
18 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

At age 10, I kept my fingers crossed en route to see this movie. I loved both Martin and Lewis, was shocked at their breakup and truly wished them both happiness and success.

The movie did not disappoint me and I sensed that Jerry would be OK. Jerry's next movie, " Sad Sack " was much funnier; I thought - although I do remember having a huge poster of Liliane Montevecchi hanging in my bedroom for at least two years after seeing the movie - and perhaps "that" had something to do with my preference LOL.

The rest is history of course. For those in my age bracket, I also think it is worthwhile to mention how many times Jerry Lewis chose Kathleen Freeman to co-star in his movies. She was, of course, one of the two actresses to portray the maid in the 1953 TV series " Topper " which starred Leo G Carroll.


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