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Here Comes Mr Jordan

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
8.42 /10
Robert Montgomery , Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson
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Directed by: Alexander Hall
Written by: Seton I. Miller, Sidney Buchman (AANs for story and screenplay) from Harry Segall's play Halfway to Heaven

Released: 1941
Origin: US
Length: 93


Boxer (Robert Montgomery, pictured second from left) who dies as a result of a heavenly clerical error returns to Earth with his Guardian Angel, Mr Jordan (Claude Rains, pictured second from right).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A twee fantasy whose mawkishness hasn't worn well, though the film achieved popularity thanks to its cosy view of the afterlife at a time when millions were dying in war. Montgomery (unaccountably Oscar-nominated) seems ill-at-ease, and who can blame him; there's too much chat, and not enough humour. Joseph Walker's cinematography was Oscar-nominated. Warren Beatty's 1978 remake, Heaven Can Wait, was no better.

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