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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (23-Jul-1941)

Director: Alexander Hall

Writers: Sidney Buchman; Seton I. Miller

From a play: Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall

Music by: Frederick Hollander

Producer: Everett Riskin

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Airplane Crash

Aspiring championship boxer Joe Pendleton is killed in an airplane crash; he was not scheduled to die but instead fell victim to a heavenly bookkeeping error. Mr. Jordan arranges for a new body so that Joe can live the designated number of years. And Joe may have an undeniable destiny as a boxer. Won Oscars for Best Original Story and Best Screenplay; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Emery
20-May-1905 16-Nov-1964 Rocketship X-M
James Gleason
23-May-1882 12-Apr-1959 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Halliwell Hobbes
16-Nov-1877 20-Feb-1962 British-American character actor
Edward Everett Horton
18-Mar-1886 29-Sep-1970 Prolific 1930s comedic actor
Rita Johnson
13-Aug-1913 31-Oct-1965 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Evelyn Keyes
20-Nov-1916 4-Jul-2008 Gone with the Wind
Donald MacBride
23-Jun-1889 21-Jun-1957 High Sierra
Robert Montgomery
21-May-1904 27-Sep-1981 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Claude Rains
10-Nov-1889 30-May-1967 The Invisible Man


Robert Montgomery   ...   Joe Pendleton
Claude Rains   ...   Mr.Jordan
Evelyn Keyes   ...   Bette Logan
Rita Johnson   ...   Julia Farnsworth
Edward Everett Horton   ...   Messenger 7013
James Gleason   ...   Max Corkle
John Emery   ...   Tony Abbott
Donald MacBride   ...   Insp. Williams
Don Costello   ...   Lefty
Halliwell Hobbes   ...   Sisk
Benny Rubin   ...   Bugs


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