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on 26 August 2017
superb film great bluray
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on 6 September 2017
very good
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on 17 July 2017
Excellent.
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on 21 December 2015
10/10
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on 28 December 2007
I watched with delight this superb b&w film during the Christmas period.It was the best picture on telly. I discovered Robert Montgomery through this film along with other classic actors. This movie definitively has a feel good factor. A must for everyone.
And considering it was made almost 70 years ago, the quality is excellent. A real gem!
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on 25 May 2014
This is another Hollywood Classic. Briefly Mr Jordan is an angel, Joe Pendleton is a boxer who dies 50 years before his time in a sort of administrsative error Heaven style. Its Mr. Jordan's job to rehouse Joe as it were in an alternative body. In one he is placed in the body of a millionaire who is murdered by his wife and her lover. Its got the boy meets girl formula; and it becomes difficult for the couple to stay together when Joe changes bodies. Joe Pendleton does find a way around this and I won't spoil it by revealing how it is done. It is a fantasy first and last and it was just the right kind of feel good tonic for the war that Britain and her allies were all ready enmeshed in and America was about to be dragged in to. It was badly remade in the late 1970s with Warren Beatty in Heaven Can Wait; but it should have left well alone. I would thoroughly recommend Here Comes Mr. Jordan for an escapist 90 minutes away from an otherwise busy life.
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on 28 June 2014
One of a number of films made during (or just after) the Second World War with a supernatural theme (Heaven Can Wait, A Guy Named Joe, A Matter of Life and Death). It was remade in 1978 by Warren Beatty under the title Heaven Can Wait.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 23 January 2011
Here Comes Mr. Jordan is directed by Alexander Hall and adapted from Harry Segall's play by Sidney Buchman & Seton Miller. It stars Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Rita Johnson, Edward Everett Horton and James Gleason. Photography is by Joseph Walker and Friedrich Hollaender scores the music. Plot sees Montgomery as boxer Joe Pendleton, who during a journey in a small plane finds himself crashing towards the earth but then suddenly finds that he is in heaven. Turns out that his soul was saved before the crash impact by angel 7013 (Horton) who assumed that he wouldn't have survived the crash. Bad call, tho, because it wasn't Pendleton's time, he's not due to die for another 50 years! So superior angel Mr. Jordan (Rains) escorts him back to Earth, but the trouble is is that Joe's body has been cremated by his boxing manager Max (Gleason), so the search is on for a new body for Joe to exist in. First stop; a murder victim!

Fun and appealing comedy that offers up dry observations on the afterlife and keeps its romantic plot strand on the warm side of the bed. It's that the makers can marry up the comedy to the romance so well that makes the film so utterly beguiling. The characters are easily to warm too, so as the plot delightfully twists and turns, we are happy to run with them into each well written corner. The film is also very well casted, with Montgomery bullish without over doing it, and Rains elegant and enjoying his role. But the joys come in the support cast with Horton all prissy as the over zealous 7013 and Gleason playing it spot on as the bemused and incredulous manager. Bonus, too, is that the ending offers up a two fold resolution that shows a better hand than many other comedies of the era.

Uncynical if a touch routine, Here Comes Mr. Jordan is heartily recommended fare to the classic comedy seeker. 7.5/10
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on 22 June 2016
Lovely movie blu ray transfer great extras not as good as could be but movie is superb.
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on 4 July 2014
This is actually a good story and well worth the Academy Award for Best Original Story and Best Screenplay. It's the writing that's the star of the show. I like the characters, but I don't think that Robert Montgomery was right for the part. He's quite bland in all of his films. It is because the story is so good that you forget he's in the part. The writing doesn't life his performance, it merely overshadows him as the writing is better than his performance. I'll definitely watch it again, especially as the love interest is quite touching.
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