Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Here Comes Mr. JordanBBBB

(out of 5)


In this adorable fantasy, a prizefighting boxer is flying his airplane through the skies and, without warning, finds himself in heaven speaking to a celestial bureaucrat (). It seems that an error has been made as soul-collector took Montgomery up on an incorrect impulse, fifty years earlier than he was supposed to go. As his own body is no longer available, Montgomery is placed into the corporeal shell of a billionaire banker who has just been murdered by his scheming wife and secretary. The world is turned on its ear as a selfish money-grubber suddenly becomes a charitable philanthropist, none more charmed than a gorgeous socialite () whose father was the victim of Montgomery’s new identity’s greed. has a delightful supporting role as our hero’s boxing manager whose confusion over the situation drives him nearly batty . This perennial charmer was later remade as Heaven Can Wait with Warren Beatty and Down To Earth with Chris Rock.


USA, 1941

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the play Heaven Can Wait by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , ,


Academy Awards
Best Writing (Original Story) (Harry Segall)
Best Writing (Screenplay) (Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller)

Nominations
Best Actor (Robert Montgomery as “Joe Pendleton”)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Gleason as “Max Corkle”)
Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) (Joseph Walker)
Best Directing (Alexander Hall)
Outstanding Motion Picture (Columbia)

New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actor (Robert Montgomery)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films


HereComesMrJordan

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