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

  1. Don McGuire

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis

    Sidney L. Pythias

  2. Darren McGavin

    Darren McGavin

    Mike Damon

  3. Martha Hyer

    Martha Hyer

    Martha Henshaw

  4. Robert Ivers

    Robert Ivers


  5. Horace McMahon

    Horace McMahon

    Capt. Riley

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The Delicate Delinquent
The Delicate Delinquent


Status Released

Release Information

  • June 6, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -



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