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.



LATEST UPDATED/REVIEWED FILMS LATEST UPDATED/ADDED ACTORS
NEW FILM CREDITS RECENTLY DISCOVERED AND ADDED FOR...
UPDATED RECENTLY
NOVEMBER 27
-New film discovered for Clara Guiol (51).
NOVEMBER 25
-Viewed and reviewed reel 2 of the rarely-seen All Star short The Honorable Mr. Buggs (1927). Oliver Hardy in blackface? You'd better believe it!
NOVEMBER 23
-Despite taking a break from the site at the moment, I always have time to acknowledge and give thanks to people for their kind donations. So today it's the turn of Brian Barr. Thanks Brian.
-Headshot image now added for Dorothy Morgan. [thanks Jesse]
NOVEMBER 19
-Thanks to Bob Duncan AND Steve Wright for their very helpful and desperately well timed donations today. Thanks guys.
NOVEMBER 18
-Thanks to Jordan Young for his donation this evening.
-Added Walter Baldwin, Chuck Baldra, Abigail Adams, Raymond Hatton and Ethan Laidlaw to the site.
-New film credit found for Rosemary La Planche (2). I am also starting to suspect that my screenshot for her in "Fall In" may not actually be her, judging by other photos I have seen of her.
-Added a glass slide for Our Gang's Seeing The World. [thanks Peter Mikkelsen, courtesy Trevor Dorman]
-Several new actors found and added for Snub Pollard's California Or Bust! [all courtesy Jesse Brisson]. I still have to add these new credits to the actors' pages.
NOVEMBER 9
-Thanks to Irv Hyatt for another well-timed and extremely helpful donation.
NOVEMBER 6
-Viewed and reviewed approximately 4 minutes' of footage from the Paul Parrott "comedy" Shiver And Shake (1922), using footage from two sources. With the exception of the two leading actors, everybody else gains a new Roach film credit.
-New film credits discovered for Wallace Howe (128), George Rowe (117), Jack Hill (108) [now making this his earliest known Roach film], Gaylord Lloyd (58), Katherine Grant (50) [now making this her earliest known Roach film], Roy Brooks (32), Art Rowlands (13) and Oscar Morgan (3).
NOVEMBER 4
-Added a page for Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders, including all relevant band members who scored a Hal Roach film credit. See page for individual names and links. [all research Jesse Brisson] This also means I have now added in the individual members for the cast listing of Charley Chase's Leaping Love.
NOVEMBER 3
-Added a page for Harold Lloyd's 1919 film At The Old Stage Door, including a poster and a still.
-Added three new actresses to the site; Rebecca Gray, Ruth Morrison and Jane Keith.
-New film credit for Edna Renze (4).
-Added extended cast members for Harold Lloyd's 1919 film The Marathon after I noted quite a few names were missing from the list.
NOVEMBER 1
-Thanks to Steve Wright for a very well-timed and helpful donation. Great start to the month.

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 @ lordheath1972@yahoo.co.uk - or use the site's Forum.