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      Here Comes Mr. Jordan

      Released Jul 23, 1941 1h 33m Fantasy List
      100% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 82% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) is killed in a plane crash on the way to a championship fight. Unfortunately, Joe wasn't supposed to die and is brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager angel (Edward Everett Horton). The angel's boss, Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), sends Joe back to earth in the body of a murdered playboy to straighten out his life and resume his boxing career. Along the way, he meets an idealistic young woman (Evelyn Keyes) and falls head over heels in love. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 5/5 Jun 23, 2004 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Excellent acting, cinematography, and direction, with a consistently upbeat and reasoning approach to heavy themes. Rated: 8/10 Aug 5, 2020 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Effortlessly charming and endlessly imitated, Here Comes Mr. Jordan is a fantasy comedy with a surprisingly complex take on the afterlife and the nature of fate. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 5, 2019 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk juggles the tones and genre shifts with an impressive deftness that makes it feel all of a piece even though, in many ways, it is all over the place Rated: 3/4 Jul 6, 2016 Full Review Christopher Machell CineVue There are some nice comic moments peppered throughout, but more interesting than the film itself is its influence on film and TV. Rated: 3/5 Jun 20, 2016 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing The delightful Here Comes Mr. Jordan was based on a play (Harry Segall's Heaven Can Wait), but it's hardly a stagebound film, given its ease at hopping between numerous locales both earthy and celestial. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 18, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Grant H Precise storytelling that doesn't waste words or time. Relax and indulge in another film from Hollywood's prime. A first-rate fantasy that shows modern producers how it should be done. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review nick s A lot of the cinematography was great, but I didn't connect with the main character at all. I know he was meant to be a low educated boxer, but they could have at least given him street smarts. He came across as dumb as a rock... extremely slow to figure out what was going on. I also felt there was a lot of repitition explaining how the world worked, as if the audience didn't get it the first two times. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/30/23 Full Review Raymond H Like many people, I saw the Warren Beatty remake before this one. I loved that one, but the original is just as good! Great acting, great dialogue! Good score by Frederick Hollander. Highly recommended! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/23/23 Full Review Russ G I'll give the supporting cast due credit for their professionalism but this particular fairy tale is otherwise weak. Plot holes aplenty; with the worst one being KO Murdoch being gunned down from close range in front of a crowd of thousands. We aren't shown that event, probably because even the writers and director knew it couldn't be made semi-believable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/16/22 Full Review Liam D A Charming Frank Capra inspired Romcom with a great supporting performance by Claude Rains (The Sea Hawk, Caesar and Cleopatra) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/22 Full Review david l Here Comes Mr. Jordan is overly complicated in its plot and too reliant on dialogue, but it's still better than the remake as the acting is stronger, all actors were very well cast and the film's cinematography is excellent. It is a bit too complex for its short runtime, but it's quite memorable regardless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) is killed in a plane crash on the way to a championship fight. Unfortunately, Joe wasn't supposed to die and is brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager angel (Edward Everett Horton). The angel's boss, Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), sends Joe back to earth in the body of a murdered playboy to straighten out his life and resume his boxing career. Along the way, he meets an idealistic young woman (Evelyn Keyes) and falls head over heels in love.
      Director
      Alexander Hall
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 23, 1941, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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