Approved | | 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.
After Hollywood or Bust (1956), this was to have been the next film for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Martin did not want to be seen on screen in a police uniform and refused to do the film. Their partnership soon ended, so this film was Lewis' first solo effort. The part originally meant for Martin was given to Darren McGavin.
Sidney L. Pythias:
Well, they thought I was a little nutty, something about my temperament.
Mike Damon: Psychologically unfit huh?
Sidney L. Pythias: No, my lungs were fine, they just thought I was a little nutty.