Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

DVD - 2007
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Joe is a boxer who is headed for a championship fight when he is killed in a plane crash. Unfortunately for Joe, he was not supposed to die in the crash, but was instead brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager angel. It is now up to Mr. Jordan, the angel's boss, to find Joe a new body and give him another chance to fight for the title. Joe meets an idealistic young woman to whom he is immediately smitten, and she gives him a reason to live beyond prize fighting.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007, c1941
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY HER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 19, 2019

You may think you have seen this film before and indeed you have. There have been several movie versions of this film told over the years including Heaven Can Wait. But the 1941 version is my favourite. Here Comes Mr. Jordan is a supernatural romantic comedy featuring Boxer Joe Pendleton (played by Robert Montgomery) who was accidentally killed in a plane crash fifty years too soon. The new angel in training snatched Joe’s spirit mistakenly and his body was cremated leaving him without a body. Mr. Jordan (played by Claude Rains) the angel in charge must correct their mistake. So he assigns Joe with a new body of a murdered millionaire, Bruce Farnsworth. I don’t want to spoil the entire plotline, but this is one of the best comedies ever made. I knew this was a winner from the very first time I saw it. Highly recommended! @janmarrow1225 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Aug 30, 2014

A classic comedy, but some of the pratfall style hasn't aged well. Also a sweet romance.

May 23, 2013

A wonderful classic (several remakes, one by Warren Beatty and another by Chris Rock, don't do justice to the original) well worth viewing. The original from which many similar films, although not as classy, were made. [If I could only choose 4 videos for the weekend, I'd choose this one and Bell, Book and Candle with Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, and Galaxy Quest and Guardians of the Galaxy.]

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