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Here Comes Mr. Jordan -- When a boxer is called to heaven fifty years before his time, celestial executive Mr. Jordan must straighten it out.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan -- Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.


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Sidney Buchman (screen play) &
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Release Date:
21 August 1941 (USA) See more »
A picture different from anything ever screened before!
Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Charming classic See more (47 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Montgomery ... Joe Pendleton

Evelyn Keyes ... Bette Logan

Claude Rains ... Mr.Jordan
Rita Johnson ... Julia Farnsworth

Edward Everett Horton ... Messenger 7013

James Gleason ... Max Corkle
John Emery ... Tony Abbott
Donald MacBride ... Inspector Williams
Don Costello ... Lefty
Halliwell Hobbes ... Sisk
Benny Rubin ... Bugs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warren Ashe ... Charlie (uncredited)

Lloyd Bridges ... Sloan - Co-pilot of Plane #22 (uncredited)
Eddie Bruce ... Reporter (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Board Member (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Chuck - Plainclothesman (uncredited)

Chester Conklin ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Reporter (uncredited)
Joe Conti ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Maurice Costello ... Ringsider at Fight (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Doctor (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Secretary (uncredited)
Billy Dawson ... Johnny - Young Fan (uncredited)
Edmund Elton ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ... Fight Announcer (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Mother Listening to Hurdy-gurdy (uncredited)
Joe Hickey ... Lou Gilbert - Fighter (uncredited)
John Ince ... Bill Collector (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Board Member (uncredited)
John Kerns ... Sparring Partner (uncredited)
Bobby Larson ... Chips (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Board Member (uncredited)
Max Linder ... Board Member (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Board Member (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
William Newell ... Murdoch Handler (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Photographer (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Board Member (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Escort (uncredited)
Abe Roth ... Referee (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Board Member (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Board Member (uncredited)
Larry Wheat ... Board Member (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Board Member (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Hall 
Writing credits
Sidney Buchman (screen play) &
Seton I. Miller (screen play)

Harry Segall (from the play: "Heaven Can Wait")

Produced by
Everett Riskin .... producer
Original Music by
Friedrich Hollaender  (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence (film editor)
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (gowns)
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Mull .... assistant director
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound (uncredited)
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Paul Schoop .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Tommy Garland .... stand-in: Robert Montgomery (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1992) (2007) | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (PCA #7409)

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James Gleason was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the role of Max Corkle. This is the first time in Academy Awards history for a person to be nominated for a supporting Oscar for a role for which a different person would later also be nominated for a supporting Oscar: Jack Warden was nominated for Best Supporting Actor as Max Corkle in Heaven Can Wait (1978).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Just before Joe Pendleton and the messenger arrive at Joe's apartment, looking for his body, they pass a woman coming from the other direction. She moves her shoulder back and to the left to let Joe pass and also steals a quick glance at him. According to the messenger's comments just a moment later, neither he nor Joe can be seen or heard, so the woman should not have moved to let them pass or noticed them at all.See more »
[last lines]
Mr. Jordan:So long, champ.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Hellzapoppin' (1941)See more »
The Last Rose of SummerSee more »


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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Charming classic, 18 February 2001
Author: Matthew Ignoffo ( from Eatontown, NJ, USA

This story has made it to the screen three times so far -- HERE COMES MR. JORDAN with Robert Montgomery, HEAVEN CAN WAIT with Warren Beatty, and DOWN TO EARTH with Chris Rock. This one is the best of the three with Claude Rains stealing all his scenes -- a knack he had in most of his films. The movie deals with premature death, reincarnation, murder, and other serious topics, but all of it is handled with a charmingly light touch. This is a delightful classic.

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