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Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Blu-ray (1941/2016)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Blu-ray (1941/2016)

This 1941 original inspired many remakes and is considered by many still the best of them. Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Blu-ray (1941/2016) Cast: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes Director: Alexander Hall Studio: Columbia Pictures/ The Criterion Collection 819 [6/14/16] Video: 1.33:1 or 4:3 B&W 1080p HD Audio: English mono PCM No region rating Extras: Conversation bet. critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker/distributor Michael Schlesinger, Audio-only interview (1991) with daughter of Robert Montgomery, Audio-only Lux Radio Theatre version of film (1942) with Cary Grant & Claude Rains, Theatrical trailer, Essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme in printed booklet Length: 94 min. Rating: ***** This film won an Oscar for the screenwriting and stars Montgomery as a good-Joe boxer headed for a championship fight (who also struggles on the sax on the side) until he is killed in a plane crash. He was whisked out of the crashing plane by mistake by Edward Everett Horton – the angel assigned to Montgomery. Heaven’s head man, Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains) has to find Bob a new body allowing him to have his title fight. The first body is that of a recently-murdered millionaire, leading to further complications. James Gleason plays Bob’s befuddled fight manager, […]