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Criterion Blu-ray review: Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) and Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains) in Alexander Hall's Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

A classic romantic comedy about death gets an impressive new release on Blu-ray from Criterion. Alexander Hall’s Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) features a witty script and an impressive cast headed by Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains and Evelyn Keyes in the story of a good-natured boxer snatched prematurely by one of Death’s messengers and returned to Earth in the body of a crooked businessman.

The revival of Flipside

Sylvia Syms is touching as the talent-challenged Maisie in Val Guest's Expresso Bongo (1959)

After a two year hiatus, the BFI has revived the Flipside series with three notable releases: Val Guest’s musical satire Expresso Bongo, Edmond T. Greville’s juvenile delinquent exploitation movie Beat Girl, and Jose Ramon Larraz’s “lost” horror film Symptoms.