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.

-Added J. Gunnis Davis to the site.
-Added Helen Jerome Eddy to the site.
-Big bio write-ups with correct dates for both Whitey Sovern and Harold Austin. [Jim Jarvis]
-Revisitied the James Finlayson short, Sure-Mike (1925) by adding all the intertitle cards, location shots to the page. I also watched the film with two different DVD copies, side-by-side to note the differences. The LTL DVD is complete and the Alpha Video is missing 26 seconds of footage, including 3 intertitle cards. Thanks to Brad Filippone.
-Yet another very helpful and generous donation from Jim, who must be running out of space on his hard drive now for all the video thanks I do in return for them!
-I have been without internet service for a few days and just got it back now. I have some work to catch up on and some website-related e-mails to sort out. Some updates I need to announce:
-Firstly, thanks to Brian Barr for his 51st consecutive monthly donation. With the cost of living getting absolutely bloody stupid in the UK, I appreciate this help even more now. Thanks.
-In case you haven't already seen it, Kit Parker Films will be releasing the 4th DVD in their Charley Chase At Hal Roach series later in the year. See here for Amazon link. Titles include: The Big Squawk, Leaping Love, Snappy Sneezer, Crazy Feet, Stepping Out and Great Gobs.

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.