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The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

 -  Comedy  -  6 June 1957 (USA)
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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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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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Damon and Pythius  »

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$460,000 (estimated)
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One of the police officers is named "Sgt. Levitch". Jerry Lewis' real name is Joseph Levitch. See more »

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By Myself
Written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz
Sung by Jerry Lewis
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21 September 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Jerry Lewis's first movie without Dean Martin casts him as a juvenile delinquent hired by a cop (Darren McGavin) to become a cop. "The Delicate Delinquent" is the typical sort of movie that Lewis was making around that time. It's mostly an excuse for him to act silly, sometimes via facial expressions. There's nothing special about the movie, although it does provide a few laughs. Without a doubt, Lewis reached his apex with "The Nutty Professor".

Martha Hyer (who later got married to Lewis's producer Hal Wallis) provides a foil for both Lewis and McGavin. Watch for a young Frank Gorshin (best known as the Riddler on the 1960s "Batman" series) as a gang member.


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