Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Here Comes Mr. Jordan ★★★★

I was surprised by how much I really liked this movie. A boxer was killed in a plane crash but a newbie "messenger" took him away way too soon. So they decide to send him back in a different body causing some complications. I thought it was going to be a fluffy comedy and in a way, it is. But it's surprisingly darker than I thought and also far funnier than I thought it would be. There are some genuine laughs in this one courtesy of James Gleason. I'd also like to point out Claude Rains, who has largely appeared as the villain in a lot of movies, is a very warm presence here as the title character, a sort of St. Peter/guardian angel type of figure. It's a lovely film.

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