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Welcome to ANOTHER NICE MESS. This website aims to cover review of films made by the Hal Roach Studios between 1914-1948;
as well as the individual films featuring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and the post-Roach Our Gang short films.

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ON THIS DAY: APRIL 20
LATEST UPDATED/REVIEWED FILMS LATEST UPDATED/ADDED ACTORS
UPDATED RECENTLY 2024 DONATIONS
APRIL 20
-New film credits discovered for Lyle Tayo (97), Cy Slocum (39), Bob Minford (34), Gordon Douglas (28), Clarence Wertz (10). [all Jesse]
APRIL 19
-The actor Pat West has been removed completely from the site. He had three Roach credits (according to a very unreliable rival film website) which are in fact Dick Gilbert.
-New film credits found for Dick Gilbert (87), Hope Harper (34). [Jesse]
APRIL 18
-New film credits found for Ham Kinsey (83), Cy Slocum (38), Evelyn Burns (35), Jack Richardson (12), Mary Emery (10) [making her the 300th entrant in the Top 300 list], Kay McCoy (8) and Ronald R. Rondell (3). [all Jesse]
-Added the Thelma Todd, Billy Gilbert and Eric Mayne screenshots for Soup And Fish.
APRIL 16
-New film credit found for Ham Kinsey (82). [Jesse]
APRIL 14
-Added May McCabe to the site. [Jesse]
-Thanks to George Richman for his kind donation and accompanying message regarding Pack Up Your Troubles. Sorry George, I do not have a contact address for you to send a personal reply but if you are reading this then please know I am not only grateful for your donation but also that I agreed totally with your comments too!
APRIL 12
-Image, autograph and film ID added for Charles O'Malley.
-1 film credit removed for Addie McPhail (1).
-Added the credits roll for Mabel Normand's The Nickel-Hopper after an error was spotted in the listing.
APRIL 11
-More credits (and screenshot) added for Tom Coleman (7). [Jesse]
APRIL 10
-In going through the several items on my "to do" list, I have now added the remaining missing actors from The Devil With Hitler (1942) ~ ~ Rudolph Anders, Arno Frey, Henry Guttman, Hans Schumm, Wolfgang_Zilzer.
-New film credits for Tom Coleman (3), William Ruhl (2), Hans Von Morhart (2).
-Added this still for Love My Dog.
APRIL 8
-New film credits for Betty Danko (34), Ernie Alexander (30), Gordon Douglas (27), John J(ack) Richardson (11), Mary Emery (9), Almeda Fowler (6), Ruth Adams (5), John Power (5), Helen Dale (4), Gus Kerner (3), Floyd Shackelford (3). [all Jesse]
-Revised some pages with the newly-aligned signatures section with new added screenshots for ZaSu Pitts and Thelma Todd.
APRIL 7
-Viewed and reviewed the Pitss/Todd film Maids A La Mode (1933). One of the most boring and underwhelming films I have ever had to endure from the Hal Roach Studios. Several new cast members added and identified by Jesse.
APRIL 6
-New film credits added for Hope Harper (33), Bob Minford (33), Frank Holliday (10), Broderick O'Farrell (9) and Howard Truesdale (8). [Jesse]

-The STILL TO DO list.
Steve Wright
George Richman
[Anonymous]
Sigmund Menchel
Mike Jones/Beau Chumps Sunderland UK
T. Dennis Reece
Eric Schultz
Martin Clarke
Doug DiFranco
Louis Respen
Julio Martino
Scott Margolin
Jim Jarvis
Maurice Trace
James Garner
Brian Barr
Irv Hyatt
Jackie Mobbs
Rainald Schmidt
Randy Skretvedt
John Benson
Roland Steinert
Peter Mikkelsen
Robert Borgen
Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
Michael Greenfield
Bob Duncan
Martin Emiliano Arias
Willie McIntyre
Bruce Calvert
Mitch Trimboli
David V. Samuelson
David Pickard
Daniel Mollise
Rex Kingsbury
Steve Rydzewski
Chris Jaunsen
Thiago Soler
Cody Regennitter
Andrea Ippoliti
*My thanks to George Richman, Martin Clarke, Julio Martino and Maurice Trace for yours very kind donations. I do not have a contact e-mail address for you to write you a personal reply of gratitude so it is my hope that you see this message.

Reviews, screenshots, programming: Dave Lord Heath
Research detectives: Jesse Brisson, Jim Jarvis
Web hosting: Chris Bungo

Acknowledgement is herby given to all those whose work came before me in making their findings available.
Specifically Rob Stone, Randy Skretvedt, Richard W. Bann, Robert Demoss.
Other useful and significant works by Brian Anthony, Leonard Maltin, Norbert Aping and many others are also credited herein.
Special thanks to Gene Sorkin and Max Lanzisera for their essential help in getting this website off the ground.
When works previously published are used to compile the data on this site I have given credit where known.
I do not credit the website IMDb as a source as they have stolen and published my work without any credit or care.


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