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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

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

A Clean-up on the Curb

James Finlayson played the part of a street cleaner in this Rosco Ates RKO comedy two-reeler, which was directed by Lloyd French and released on 12 Sep 1931.1 The film’s title … Continue reading

February 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tell It To A Policeman

James Finlayson, comedian at the Hal Roach studio, reported to the police yesterday an attack on him by a robber, who he beat off. Finlayson said he left the apartment … Continue reading

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Postage Due

1924 silent film comedy where James Finlayson plays the part of a United States Postal Inspector. With Stan Laurel, Ena Gregory and George Rowe. Hal Roach comedy two-reeler. Directed by … Continue reading

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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

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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