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The crazy life story of James Finlayson

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

A Tough Winter

1923 silent film comedy where James Finlayson plays the part of the hard-hearted landlord. Watch James fall through the ice at the end of the YouTube clip below. Starring Snub … Continue reading

February 16, 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

Short Kilts

1924 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as ‘McGregor’s son’. Starring Stan Laurel. Directed by George Jeske. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Pathé. Released 3 Aug 1924. You’d have … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Raggedy Rose

1926 silent film comedy with James Finlayson as the butler ‘Simpson Sniffle’. Starring Mabel Normand. Directed by Richard Wallace in collaboration with Stan Laurel (under F. Richard Jones supervision). Produced … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sold at Auction!

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 Robert F. McGowan. Produced … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment