- Published in The Veterans
Joe Pendleton/Bruce Farnsworth/Murdoch
Warren Beatty’s 1979 film Heaven Can Wait is far more remembered, but the original, “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” is just as acclaimed. Set in the boxing genre, contender Joe Pendleton is killed in a plane crash, though his angel (Mr. Jordan) learns that he was supposed to be taken fifty years later.
Mr. Jordan helps him find another body, which is that of a crooked banker named Bruce Farnsworth and resumes his training with his Manager (who he tells his secret too) and reformed the financial wrongdoings of the original Farnsworth.
If you saw the Beatty version, you know that he dies again, but this time he is resurrected into another man who is fighting for the Championship of the World, who incidentally replaced Farnsworth in the title bout. The film won multiple awards and gained an Oscar nomination for Robert Montgomery who was very likable in the role.
The Bullet Points:
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Why You Should Vote For Him:
This was a very good film, and he does become the champion in the end.
Why You Should Not Vote For Him:
This version was forgotten far more than it should have been.