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The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 February 1958 (West Germany)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerry Lewis ... Sidney L. Pythias
Darren McGavin ... Mike Damon
Martha Hyer ... Martha Henshaw
Robert Ivers ... Monk
Horace McMahon ... Police Captain Riley
Richard Bakalyan ... Artie
Joe Corey Joe Corey ... Harry (as Joseph Corey)
Mary Webster ... Patricia
Milton Frome ... Mr. Herman
Jefferson Searles Jefferson Searles ... Mr. Crow
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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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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 February 1958 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Damon and Pythius See more »

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Budget:

$460,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the police officers is named "Sgt. Levitch". Jerry Lewis' real name is Joseph Levitch. See more »

Connections

Featured in Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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 crazy-12See 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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