Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Synopsis: 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?
Director(s): Alexander Hall
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
NOT RATED
Year:
1941
94 min
177 Views


"Abelius, William.

"Caliga, Maria."

Dead?

"Purmi, Jan."

Excuse me, Mr. Jordan,

but I don't quite get this.

- You wouldn't kid me?

- Mr. Pendleton.

- Why, I mean, are you sure?

- Of course.

- Yeah, but I feel all right.

- Pay no attention to him, sir.

- Is he all you gathered?

- Yes, sir.

- I'm sorry, sir.

- Name?

- Pendleton, Joseph.

- No, no, you even got that balled up.

- It's Joe Pendleton, not Pendleton Joseph.

- For heaven's sake, be quiet.

Pendleton, Pendleton...

- I can't be on any list.

- Quiet, please.

No, the way I feel,

somebody's got their wires crossed.

- Somebody's made a mistake.

- A mistake? Utterly fantastic.

What did you do?

Your occupation. Musician?

No, no. That's just a hobby, like flying.

I'm Joe Pendleton.

The Flying Pug, they call me.

You know, pug?

- I'm a prizefighter.

- You were a prizefighter.

- There's no Pendleton Joseph listed.

- What did I tell you?

Oh, it can't be possible.

There must be some explanation.

I hope there is, for your sake.

- I'll see if he's on any newer listing.

- He's just got to be, sir.

What do you mean, I got to be?

If I ain't on any list, I ain't on any list.

Mr. Sloan...

contact the Registrar's Office, will you?

Ask them for everything

they have on Pendleton, Joseph.

Yes, sir.

Calling Registrar's Office.

Plane number 22, calling Registrar's Office.

I'm trying to tell you fellows,

I'm not ready for this place yet.

I never felt better in my life. I'm in the pink.

How can I be dead?

Really, sir, it isn't possible

that he could have survived.

Why, he was hurtling to earth

with the speed of a meteor.

Yeah, but I wouldn't have crashed.

I'd have pulled the ship out somehow,

if you let me alone.

Do you mean to say you took him out

of that plane before it crashed?

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Sidney Buchman

Sidney Robert Buchman (March 27, 1902 – August 23, 1975) was an American screenwriter and producer who worked on about 40 films from the late 1920s to the early 1970s. He received four Oscar nominations and won once for Best Screenplay for fantasy romantic comedy film Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) along with Seton I. Miller. more…

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