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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.

This is not a fan-made, kiss-ass website.
Reviews and opinions herein are my own and occasionally contain very negative remarks which some people may find offensive.

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-Added 3 new non-Roach films credits (with screenshots) for Gene Stone. [Jesse]
-Added a lobby card for Our Gang's Back Stage. [Jorge Finkielman]
-Additional information (including death certificate) added for Beal Wong. [Jarvis]
-Additional information (including date of death) added for Dix Davis. [Jarvis]
-Bio write-up and image added for Slim Cole. [Jarvis]
-Added 2 new posters and completed the missing cast list for Broadway Limited. Every actor from the film now has his/her own page on the site. This particular project had been on my "to do" list for a year. Spent several hours today working on the site to get this done.
-New film credits [all BROADWAY LIMITED] added for Larry Steers (7), J. Farrell MacDonald (6), Ted Stroback (5), James Conaty (2), Edward Keane (2) and Tom London (1).
-Added Jack Gargan, William Newell, Bert Stevens, Jim Toney, Sam McDaniel and George Chandler to the site.
-Additional information added to the bio of Bynunsky Hyman. [Jarvis]
-Additional information added to the bio of Danny Hoy. [Jesse]
-New film credits [all FOUR PARTS] found for Ham Kinsey (84), Cy Slocum (40), Evelyn Burns (37), Bob Minford (35), Harry Arras (19), L.J. O'Connor (7), Cap Somers (7), Ruth Adams (6), Don Sandstrom (4). [all Jesse]
-Viewed and reviewed Charley Chase's Four Parts (1934).
-Header image now added for Eleanor Kingston.
-A very detailed and well researched re-write for the bio for birthday boy Sammy Brooks updated on his page, courtesy of Jesse.
-The new film credit added for Ernie Alexander is significant for two reasons: a) it is now his earliest known appearance in a Hal Roach film, and b) with 31 credits now to his name it lifts him into the all-time Top 100.
-New film credits added for Dick Gilbert (88), Charles Lloyd (85), Hope Harper (36), Ernie Alexander (31), Pete Gordon (25) and Clarence Wertz (11). [all Jesse]
-Additional information (real name, cause of death and extended bio, as well as death certificate) added for Max Davidson. [Jarvis]
-Additional information and death certificate added for Harry Arras. [Jarvis]
-New film credits added for Art Rowlands (20), John Alban (5) and Budd Ross (3). [Jesse]
-New film credits addded for Clarence Morehouse (21) and Edna Hall (15). [Jesse]
-New films found for Edna Hall (14), Buster Brodie (6), Buddy McNeal (6). [Jesse]
-Added several cast screenshots for Our Gang's Cradle Robbers, which was released 100 years ago today.
-The STILL TO DO list.
Jackie Mobbs
Eric Schultz
Wolfgang G√ľnther
Michael J. Roebuck
Louis Respen
Doug DiFranco
James Garner
Brian Barr
Tony Sullivan
Randy Skretvedt
Jim Jarvis
David Pickard
Steve Wright
Peter Mikkelsen
Jesse Brisson
Christian Blees
Bob Duncan
George Richman
Sigmund Menchel
Mike Jones/Beau Chumps Sunderland UK
T. Dennis Reece
Martin Clarke
Julio Martino
Scott Margolin
Maurice Trace
Irv Hyatt
Rainald Schmidt
John Benson
Roland Steinert
Robert Borgen
Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
Michael Greenfield
Martin Emiliano Arias
Willie McIntyre
Bruce Calvert
Mitch Trimboli
David V. Samuelson
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 your 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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