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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

Men O’ War

United States Draft Registration Cards are a useful genealogy resource. They are freely viewable at FamilySearch, both for World War One and Two. World War One James’ U.S. WWI Draft … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Whole Truth

Some websites claim that James Finlayson went to George Watson’s school in Edinburgh and then on to Edinburgh University where he apparently dropped out. However, no source is given for … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment