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The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

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101 min | Comedy

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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Haskell B. Boggs (as Haskell Boggs)
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Howard A. Smith (as Howard Smith)
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$ 460,000
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Release date
May 24, 1957 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Jerry Lewis
Sidney L. Pythias Sidney L. Pythias   See fewer
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Darren McGavin
Mike Damon Mike Damon   See fewer
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Martha Hyer
Martha Henshaw Martha Henshaw   See fewer
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Horace McMahon
Police Captain Riley Police Captain Riley   See fewer
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Joe Corey
Harry (as Joseph Corey) Harry (as Joseph Corey)   See fewer
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Mary Webster
Patricia Patricia   See fewer
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Milton Frome
Mr. Herman Mr. Herman   See fewer
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Jefferson Searles
Mr. Crow Mr. Crow   See fewer
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Jered Barclay
Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited) Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Bassett
Instructor Sergeant (uncredited) Instructor Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Becker
Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited) Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alaina Capri
Italian girl (uncredited) Italian girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Taggart Casey
Casey (uncredited) Casey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Chapman
Young Woman (uncredited) Young Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dominic Fidelibus
Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited) Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Gorshin
Wise Guy on Street (uncredited) Wise Guy on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Halper
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Weintraub Lax
Woman with Lamp (uncredited) Woman with Lamp (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Lomas
Mr. Fox, Street Cleaner (uncredited) Mr. Fox, Street Cleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth MacDonald
Police Lieutenant (uncredited) Police Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Mahoney
Police Academy Drill Instructor (uncredited) Police Academy Drill Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Mann
Mr. Kellin, Milkman (uncredited) Mr. Kellin, Milkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano (uncredited) Rocky Marciano (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don McGuire
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Meader
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Megowan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emile Meyer
Sgt. Kelly (uncredited) Sgt. Kelly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Murphy
Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited) Juvenile Delinquent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Sgt. Levitch (uncredited) Sgt. Levitch (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Parnell
Cadet Chester A. Mizakowski (uncredited) Cadet Chester A. Mizakowski (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perrin
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Ross
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Seidner
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernard Sell
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Teru Shimada
Togo's Japanese Interpreter (uncredited) Togo's Japanese Interpreter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Smaney
Fat Woman (uncredited) Fat Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Spiker
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kazuo Togo
Lt. Hiko (uncredited) Lt. Hiko (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Warde
Police Academy Drill Instructor (uncredited) Police Academy Drill Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Willock
Police Cadet William C. Goerner (uncredited) Police Cadet William C. Goerner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Winston
Pregnant Woman (uncredited) Pregnant Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,117 votes