Thursday 29 November 2012

James Finlayson

Born: 27 August 1887, Falkirk, Scotland
Died: 9 October 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA

Long associated with the Hal Roach Studios and Laurel and Hardy films.

Oranges and Lemons (1923) as Worker (uncredited)

James Finalyson is on his knees in this shot.

The Soilers (1923) as Smacknamara

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Hillory, Nanette's New Husband (Credited as Jimmie Finlayson)
This was a short comedy with James Finlayson as the star. It was co-directed by Clarence Hennecke and Stan Laurel and featured Oliver Hardy.

With Oliver Hardy.

Dizzy Daddies (1926) as Jonathan Haig

The Nickel-Hopper (1926) as Resident of 625 Park Street (uncredited)

With an unidentified actress.

Anything Once! (1927) as Mabel's Boss

The Second Hundred Years (1927) as Governor Browne Van Dyke

Love 'Em and Weep (1927) as Titus Tillsbury (Credited as Jimmie Finlayson)

With Charlotte Mineau.

Big Business (1929) as Homeowner (uncredited)

For the Defense (1930) as Parrott

Another Fine Mess (1930) as Col. Wilburforce Buckshot (uncredited)

Chickens Come Home (1931) as Butler (uncredited)

Block-Heads (1938) as Finn, Man on Stairs

The Flying Deuces (1939) as Jailor

Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Dutch peasant (uncredited)

One Night in Lisbon (1941) as Air Raid Warden (uncredited)

A poor shot of James in this film. I hope to replace this one someday.

Yanks Ahoy (1943) as Cook Flynn (uncredited)

The was James Finlayson's last appearance in a Hal Roach film.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Comic chef

James Finlayson is 2nd left in this picture. The other chefs are Hank Mann on the left and Chester Conklin. William Demarest, the director, has his arms around his actors.

Grand Canyon Trail (1948) as Sheriff

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