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The crazy life story of James Finlayson

Our Relations Tent of James Finlayson

OUR RELATIONS (Tent of James Finlayson) is Oasis 354 of the Sons of the Desert international Laurel and Hardy fraternity. It is named after the 1936 film featuring James and … Continue reading

Theatre career of James Finlayson

The Private Secretary (1904) Played the part of the Rev Robert Spalding in Cornwall1. Source: Boston Sunday Post, 23 Jan 1916. 1 Perhaps the American journalist misunderstood James’ Scottish accent … Continue reading

Film career of James Finlayson

104 films and counting… Another 200 to go? Silent Era 1919 Never Too Old With Charles Murray and Eva Thatcher. Mack Sennett comedy two-reeler. Directed by Richard Jones. Distributed by … Continue reading

A Man About Town

1923 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as Hunko, a store detective. With Stan Laurel and Katherine Grant. Hal Roach comedy one-reeler. Directed by George Jeske. Distributed by Pathé. Released … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Near Dublin

1924 silent film comedy where James Finlayson plays the part of Sean O’Hare [a pun on shorn of hair], brick merchant. With Stan Laurel and Ena Gregory. Hal Roach comedy … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pick and Shovel

1923 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as the foreman in a coal mine. With Stan Laurel and Katherine Grant. All three main characters essentially reprise their roles from THE … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Noon Whistle

1923 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as T. O’Hallahan, the foreman in a sawmill. With Stan Laurel and Katherine Grant. Hal Roach comedy one-reeler. Directed by George Jeske. Distributed … Continue reading

March 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

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

The Dawn Patrol

James had a small role (as ‘Field Sergeant’) to provide some light relief in this 1930 World War One fighter ace drama directed by Howard Hawks and starring Richard Barthelmess … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment