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Notable as: Romance Film, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Black-and-white, Fantasy, Screwball comedy, Romance Film, Romantic comedy, Sports, Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies, Heavenly Comedy, ComedyNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 91 - 94 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Alexander HallScreenwriter: Sidney Buchman, Seton I. MillerMusic: Friedrich HollaenderCinematography: Joseph WalkerStars: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Edward Everett Horton, Rita Johnson, James Gleason, Lloyd Bridges, John Emery, Donald MacBride Producer: Everett RiskinAwards won: Academy Award for Best Story
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Robert Montgomery)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Joseph Walker)
Academy Award for Best Director (Alexander Hall)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (James Gleason)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan is a romantic comedy-fantasy film in which a boxer, mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time, is given a second chance back on Earth. It stars Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains and Evelyn Keyes. The movie was adapted by Sidney Buchman and Seton I. Miller from the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall. It was directed by Alexander Hall. It won Academy Awards for Best Writing, Original Story and Best Writing, Screenplay. It was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Director and Best Picture. Here Comes Mr. Jordan was followed by Down to Earth, in which two of the actors reprised their roles. It was remade as Heaven Can Wait, and Down to Earth. It was also remade in India as Jhuk Gaya Aasman.

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