Here Comes Mr. Jordan
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Robert Montgomery plays saxophone-playing boxer Joe Pendleton, who insists upon piloting his own plane, much to the consternation of his manager Max Corkle (James Gleason). Just before a championship bout, Joe's plane crashes. When he revives, he finds he has been whisked away to Heaven by the overanxious Messenger #7013. Checking with the man in charge, one Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), Pendleton discovers that he isn't scheduled to die for another 50 years. Joe heads back to earth, only to learn to his chagrin that his body has been cremated. Mr. Jordan is obliged to find Joe a new… More

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"A mildly amusing comedy fantasy that was extremely popular during WWII and later served as the basis for Warren Beatty's 1978 Heaven Can Wait."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The appealing theme of predestination is expressed by [Rain's] Mr. Jordan ... making this one of the few rom-coms expressly for Presbyterians."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Mr. Jordan has the right kind of love for itself: it isn't self-glorifying or self-fetishizing so much as it is contagiously warm toward its characters and besotted with its tenderly ambitious script"
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"First and easily the best version of the story."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The film is surprisingly sharp-edged and caustic for 1941 fare."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Somewhat enjoyable but rather routine romantic fantasy film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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