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The crazy life story of James Finlayson

Film career of James Finlayson

104 films and counting…
Another 200 to go?

Silent Era

1919

1920

1921

1922

1923

1924

Source: Exhibitors Trade Review, 12 Jan 1924, p. 25

Source: Exhibitors Trade Review, 12 Jan 1924, p. 25

Mr Roach, in the short-subject comedy department, has just launched a new producing unit in which James Finlayson, who has been appearing in important roles in the Stan Laurel comedies, will be prominently cast.

Source: ‘Hal Roach Engaged on Big Production List for Pathe’, Moving Picture World, 8 Mar 1924, p. 111.

 

Source: The Film Daily, 27 Aug 1924, p. 1

Source: The Film Daily, 27 Aug 1924, p. 1

1925

1926

1927

  • Anything Once!
    With Mabel Normand and Max Davidson.
  • Love ‘Em and Weep
    With Mae Busch and Stan Laurel (and Oliver Hardy in a minor role). Hal Roach comedy two-reeler. Directed by Fred Guiol. Later remade as CHICKENS COME HOME (1931).
    Source: Neibaur, James L., Movie Comedians – The Complete Guide, McFarland, 1986.
  • With Love and Hisses
    With Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Hal Roach comedy two-reeler. Directed by Fred Guiol.
    Source: Neibaur, James L., Movie Comedians – The Complete Guide, McFarland, 1986.
  • Sugar Daddies
    With Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Hal Roach comedy two-reeler. Directed by Fred Guiol. Released 10 Sep 1927.
    Source: Neibaur, James L., Movie Comedians – The Complete Guide, McFarland, 1986.
  • Flying Elephants
    With Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Hal Roach comedy two-reeler. Directed by Fred Butler.
    Source: Neibaur, James L., Movie Comedians – The Complete Guide, McFarland, 1986.

1928

1929

Talkies

1930

1931

1933

1934

  • Trouble in Store
    With Jack Hobbs. British comedy.
    Sources: Portsmouth Evening News, 2 June 1934, p.3; Bucks Herald, 6 Jul 1934, p. 9; Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 22 Sep 1934, p. 3.

1935

  • What Happened to Harkness
    With Robert Hale. British comedy. Directed by Milton Rosmer. Distributed by First National. Released 11 Feb 1935.
    Sources: The Kinematograph YearBook, 1935, p. 81; Berks and Oxon Advertiser, 16 Aug 1935, p. 8.
  • Manhattan Monkey Business
    With Charley Chase and Joyce Compton. Hal Roach comedy two-reeler. Directed by Charley Chase and Harold Law.
    Source: Neibaur, James L., Movie Comedians – The Complete Guide, McFarland, 1986.

1936

  • Life Hesitates at 40
    With Charley Chase and Joyce Compton. Hal Roach comedy two-reeler. Directed by Charley Chase and Harold Law.
    Source: Neibaur, James L., Movie Comedians – The Complete Guide, McFarland, 1986.

1939

 

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