Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1941
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
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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

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Kent Turner

The appealing theme of predestination is expressed by [Rain's] Mr. Jordan ... making this one of the few rom-coms expressly for Presbyterians.

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Christopher Machell

There are some nice comic moments peppered throughout, but more interesting than the film itself is its influence on film and TV.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

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

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

First and easily the best version of the story.

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.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The film is surprisingly sharp-edged and caustic for 1941 fare.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Somewhat enjoyable but rather routine romantic fantasy film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie has been remade so many times, I wasn't surprised by anything that happened in this one, the original. It didn't really interest me… More
John Ballantine
Although a carbon copy of Heaven Can Wait, Jordan is a far superior film. The characters are loveable and you truly want to see a reconciliation of matters from… More
Anthony Valletta
There's a reason this has been remade so many times.