Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Director: Alexander Hall
Year Released: 1941
Rating: 3.0

Professional boxer Robert Montgomery dies before his time is due ... and is not exactly happy about it, and Mr. Jordan (one of my film heroes, Claude Rains) tries to straighten out the mess by putting him in a new body (that of a man who was murdered). Light comical fare that transcends its contrivances, it spawned some sequels - I profess to having enjoyed Warren Beatty and Buck Henry's Heaven Can Wait (James Mason takes over Rains' role). Any movie that is this much fun will instantly gain support for me, as I find myself charmed by a lot of Hollywood's early romantic comedies. Montgomery was in one of my favorite films, the adaptation of Noel Coward's Private Lives.