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 Our Gang short films made for MGM.
Unfortunately there are many broken links on the site which I am actively fixing daily.
ALL of the links on the Films A-Z page and the Actors A-Z page are all fixed and working.
* Please remember that all opinions are subjective. Try not to get offended or upset just because you don't agree with me! *
This website is non-profit and is maintained by just one person, which takes up a considerable amount of my time.
Your contribution, however small, will be acknowledged with a personal reply and a credit on the site.
Donations of £30+ will receive a personal video message from me.
|LATEST UPDATED/REVIEWED FILMS||LATEST UPDATED/ADDED ACTORS|
|NEW FILM CREDITS RECENTLY DISCOVERED AND ADDED FOR...|
-Added the eight remaining screenshots for Darla Hood's Roach films on her page.
-Thanks to Eric Schultz for yet another very kind and helpful donation.
-Added Eagle Eye and Mary Eagle Eye - both of whom are listed in the Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia.
-Added seven more Harold Lloyd-actors: Cecille Marquette, Edna LaBadie, Mollie McGowan, Camille Lennihan, Norm Waldrop, Yvonne Reichman and Joy Gordan.
-Added some missing cast list members to some Harold Lloyd films. It's all exciting work you know!
-Added Rose Gold to the site.
-New film credit found for Dorothy Terry (7).
-ANM's Jim Jarvis has been researching and completely re-writing the bio page for Margaret Mann. Amazing work!
-Thank you to Brian Barr for his 50th consecutive monthly donation.
-Viewed and reviewed Our Gang's Fly My Kite (1931).
-Added Perry Glass to the site.
-Another very helpful and generous donation from Jim, for my daughter's education. The kindness of some people astounds me sometimes. Thank you so much.
-Spent over an hour fixing up and repairing the page for Our Gang star Allen Hoskins. All films now have correct, working links.
-New film credits discovered for Chris Lynton (65) and Hughie Mack (18). [thanks Steve Massa & Jesse Brisson]
-5 years ago I reviewed less than 3 minutes of a Snub Pollard film called You're Pinched (1920) because I only had a fragment of it. But today I realised I actually have the entire film on my hard drive and didn't know it! The copy of the film is in awful shape but I did the best I could with it. So, I have now re-written the review with the complete plot summary; identified previously unlisted actors in the film and added all the intertitle cards. I even abandoned an Our Gang film I was almost done with in order to do this!
-New film credits added for Marie Mosquini (209), Bob O'Conor (81) and Eddie Boland (50).
-Picked another film at random to review today: Snub Pollard's The Corner Pocket (1921) and once again it proved to be a rewarding exercise:
-New film credits discovered for William Gillespie (191), Jack O'Brien (63) and Leo Willis (58).
-One film credit removed for Noah Young (176). It's shocking just to see how many false credits the IMDb have wrong for Noah! But I guess that's what happens when that stupid site allows stupid people to submit their stupid guesses.
-Added Mary Marsey and J. Purley to the site as I continue to add missing titles and tidying up pages.
-Complete bio re-write for Estelle Harrison, courtesy of Jesse. Whilst I was at it I went and added the missing links for all her films on the page too.
-Bio write-up for William Brady, courtesy Jim Jarvis.
-Film credits found for Marvin Loback (24) and Al Forbes (14).
Reviews, screenshots, programming: Dave Lord Heath
Research detectives: Jesse Brisson, Jim Jarvis
Web hosting: Chris Bungo
Background image courtesy Marc Wanamaker - used with his permission
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 - or basically if your first name begins with the letter R.
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.
CONTACT ME @ firstname.lastname@example.org - or use the site's Forum.