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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)

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: [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!

Max Corkle: Ohhhh... I'm goin' around again!

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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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.
"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.
Columbia chief Harry Cohn had serious misgivings about this adaptation of Harry Segall's minor stage play. He preferred to reserve his more lavish budgets for surefire successes (i.e., anything featuring the studio's biggest star, Rita Hayworth). However, Sidney Buchman was eventually able to talk Cohn into forking out for costly celestial sets and Farnsworth's elaborate mansion and also into hiring Robert Montgomery on loan-out from MGM. Buchman was also able to convince Cohn that he had a better appreciation of what the public would pay to see than the Wall Street bankers who Cohn answered to.
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