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Here Comes Mr. Jordan ()


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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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Joe Pendleton
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Bette Logan
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Mr.Jordan
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Julia Farnsworth
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Messenger 7013
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Max Corkle
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Tony Abbott
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Inspector Williams
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Lefty
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Sisk
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Bugs
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Warren Ashe ...
Charlie (uncredited)
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Sloan - Co-pilot of Plane #22 (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
James Carlisle ...
Board Member (uncredited)
Ken Christy ...
Chuck - Plainclothesman (uncredited)
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Newsboy (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Joe Conti ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
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Ringsider at Fight (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Mary Currier ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Billy Dawson ...
Johnny - Young Fan (uncredited)
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Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Edmund Elton ...
Elderly Man (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ...
Fight Announcer (uncredited)
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Mother Listening to Hurdy-gurdy (uncredited)
Joe Hickey ...
Lou Gilbert - Fighter (uncredited)
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Bill Collector (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
John Kerns ...
Sparring Partner (uncredited)
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Chips (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Max Linder ...
Board Member (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
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Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
William Newell ...
Murdoch Handler (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
John Rogers ...
Escort (uncredited)
Abe Roth ...
Referee (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Charles Seel ...
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Douglas Wood ...
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Bert Young ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)

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Alexander Hall

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Sidney Buchman ... (screen play) &
Seton I. Miller ... (screen play)
 
Harry Segall ... (from the play: "Heaven Can Wait")

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Everett Riskin ... producer

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Friedrich Hollaender ... (as Frederick Hollander)

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Joseph Walker ... director of photography

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Viola Lawrence ... film editor

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Lionel Banks

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Edith Head ... (gowns)

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Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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William Mull ... assistant director

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George Cooper ... sound (uncredited)

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Morris Stoloff ... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Sidney Cutner ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Paul Schoop ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Tommy Garland ... stand-in: Robert Montgomery (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife? Written by Rod Crawford

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Also Known As
  • Mr. Jordan Comes to Town (United States)
  • Heaven Can Wait (United States)
  • Le défunt récalcitrant (France)
  • Urlaub vom Himmel (Germany)
  • El difunto protesta (Spain)
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  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997). See more »
Soundtracks The Last Rose of Summer See more »
Quotes Max Corkle: Ohhhh... I'm goin' around again!
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