Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

  • Web Code: M2221090
  • Other formats: Blu-ray Disc
  • Release Date: 06-14-2016
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Overview

A beguiling fantasy comedy that accompanies a restless spirit from Earth to Heaven and back again. Montgomery has a happy-go-lucky charm as professional boxer Joe Pendleton. When the fighter's plane crashes after a bout, his spirit is removed--too early-- from his body by the inexperienced heavenly messenger (Horton, in one of his best roles). A new body must be found. First, Joe occupies the body of a millionaire about to be murdered in his tub, and later a heavyweight boxer who runs afoul of the Mob. Throughout his celestial journeys, he finds his way to the winsome Keyes and his manager, Gleason. Followed by the 1947 sequel Down to Earth and the the inspiration for 1978's Heaven Can Wait. The laserdisc features a second audio track with commentary by Montgomery's daughter, Elizabeth Montgomery, who discusses the film, her father, and her own career. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Robert Montgomery.
Theatrical Release Date 1941
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Adapted Screenplay, Winner, 1941
  • Academy Awards, Best Original Story, Winner, 1941
  • Academy Awards, Best Adapted Screenplay, Winner, 1941

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Criterion Collection
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    94
  • Picture
    B&W
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Note: New conversation between critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker/distributor Michael Schlesinger
    Audio interview from 1991 in which actor Elizabeth Montgomery discusses her father, actor Robert Montgomery
    Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Here Comes Mr. Jordan from 1942 starring Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, and James Gleason
    Trailer

    Full Frame - 1.33
    "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" was followed by the 1947 sequel, "Down to Earth." Also directed by Alexander Hall, it starred Rita Hayworth as a the muse Terpsichord who comes to Earth to assist Larry Parks with his musical production. James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton, and Roland Culver reprised their characters from "Jordan."
    The 1978 Warren Beatty vehicle, "Heaven Can Wait" was a remake of "Jordan." Beatty starred in, co-wrote, and co-directed the film, which also featured Julie Christie, Jack Warden, James Mason, Dyan Cannon, Charles Grodin, Buck Henry, and Vincent Gardenia. Henry shared directing duties with Beatty, while Elaine May shared writing.
    And, finally, 1980 saw the release of "Xanadu," a remake of "Down to Earth." It starred Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, Sandahl Bergman, and the voices of Wilfred Hyde-White and Coral Browne. Don Bluth provided an animation sequence for the Robert Greenwald film, and ELO and John Farrar provided music.

    Voyager laserdisc features a second audio track with commentary by star Robert Montgomery's daughter, Elizabeth Montgomery, who discusses the film, her father, and her own career.

    Available to buy in the UK.
  • Release Date
    06/14/16
  • Theatrical Release
    1941
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    60 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

A.V. Club 06-11-2016 "[T]he comic fantasy HERE COMES MR. JORDAN positively radiates reassurement, in the form of a beatific and perpetually amused Claude Rains." -- Grade: B+

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