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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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Jerry's at his funniest ever -- in the funniest movie ever! See more »

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Damon and Pythius  »

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$460,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Sound Recording)

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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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This movie influenced me as a boy leading to a police career
29 November 1999 | by (Willow Grove, PA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie at the theater in 1957. I was 13 and was captivated at the transformation of Sidney(Jerry Lewis). I watched as he went from a goofy, skinny kid(like I was then)to a mature, respected policeman. I never forgot this film and developed an interest in law enforcement. I have been retired for 8 years after a career with the PA State Police. The movie was more than entertainment to me.


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