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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) was a Fantasy - Comedy Film directed by Alexander Hall and produced by Everett Riskin.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRobert MontgomeryNominated
Best Supporting ActorJames GleasonNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph WalkerNominated
Best DirectorAlexander HallNominated
Best PictureColumbiaNominated
Best WritingHarry SegallWon
Best WritingSidney Buchman, Seton I. MillerWon
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Messenger 7013: I have an idea, Mr. Jordan, couldn't we have him reborn?
Joe Pendleton: Nothing doing; I'm not gonna go through *that* again!


Messenger 7013: [when asked the location of his earthly assignment by Mr. Jordan] A place called New Jersey, sir - and if it can arranged, I would like a transfer!


Joe Pendleton: [Joe and Mr. Jordan are looking for a body for Joe to inhabit] You can't palm off a second-rater on me. You gotta remember I was in the pink!
Mr. Jordan: That is becoming a most obnoxious color, Joe.


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuary 26, 1942 with Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes and James Gleason reprising their film roles.
Claude Rains plays an agent of Heaven who finds a new body for the soul of Robert Montgomery. In Angel on My Shoulder Rains plays the Devil, who finds a new body for the soul of Paul Muni. Harry Segall, who wrote the story for the latter film, also wrote the play "Heaven Can Wait", upon which Here Comes Mr. Jordan is based.
James Gleason was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the role of Max Corkle. This is the first time in Academy Awards history for a person to be nominated for a supporting Oscar for a role for which a different person would later also be nominated for a supporting Oscar: Jack Warden was nominated for Best Supporting Actor as Max Corkle in Heaven Can Wait.
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