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The crazy life story of James Finlayson

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1923 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as Sylvester Finkelbuster, Chief of Police, aka ‘The Man Who WAS Sold’. Starring Snub Pollard. Directed by Charles Parrott (aka Charley Chase). Produced … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seeing the World

1927 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as the teacher who has a nightmare about taking the Our Gang kids on a tour of Europe. Directed by RobertĀ F. McGowan. Produced … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anything Once!

1927 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as ‘Boss of the Busy Bee’. Starring Mabel Normand. Directed by Hal Yates (under F. Richard Jones supervision). Produced by Hal Roach. The … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 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 Soilers

1923 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as ‘Smacknamara’. Starring Stan Laurel as ‘Canister’. Directed by Ralph Ceder. Produced by Gilbert M. Anderson and Hal Roach. Released 25 Nov 1923. … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Frozen Hearts

1923 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as ‘General Sappovitch’. Starring Stan Laurel (and also featuring Mae Laurel). Directed by J.A. Howe. Produced by Hal Roach. Released 28 Oct 1923. … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 2 Comments