Larbert Loon

The crazy life story of James Finlayson

The Village Smithy

This 1919 silent film comedy features James Finlayson as a blacksmith. With Louise Fazenda, Chester Conklin and Phyllis Haver (also a small cameo from Ben Turpin). Mack Sennett two-reeler. Directed … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Tough Winter

1923 silent film comedy where James Finlayson plays the part of the hard-hearted landlord. Watch James fall through the ice at the end of the YouTube clip below. Starring Snub … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Roughest Africa

1923 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as ‘Lieut. Hans Downe’. Starring Stan Laurel as ‘Prof. Stanislaus Laurello’ and also briefly featuring Katherine Grant as ‘Mrs. Laurello’. Directed by Ralph … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment