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-Started work on Our Gang's Dogs Of War! [currently 50% complete].
-Started work on Charley Chase's Fast Work [currently 75% complete].
-Added Barlowe Borland (1877-1948) to the site.
-Added some disturbing information to the page of Tony Campanaro.
-Updated and completed the page for Grace Goodall.
-Another massive headache solved today: Chester Bachman. [thanks to a whole team of people who helped with this one!]
-Added Jack Deery to the site.
-Added Gloria Blondell to the Hall of Fame (wow, what a face on her.... looks like she sucked too long on a lemon).
-Had to sort out the headache that is Sue O'Neil (Molly O'Day)'s page. [thanks to Jim & Jesse for this]
-Added cast screenshots plus a poster and 7 stills to Charley Chase's The Sap Takes A Wrap.
  FRONT PAGE DAILY ROTATION FEATURE:
ON THIS DAY...

DOGS OF WAR! (1923)

July 1... 
This Our Gang short was released 92 years ago today.


What is "Another Nice Mess" and what can you expect to find on this website?
Well, let's answer the first part first - it is so called because I want to bring the awareness of fans who sometimes mis-quote Oliver Hardy's famous line inasmuch that it is "Another NICE Mess" as opposed to "Another FINE Mess".  Also, because the site has undergone so many transformations, formats and ideas over the years that "Mess" seems to fit quite well!

As for the content on the site; it breaks down into these categories:
-Reviews and screenshots from every film ever made* by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Our Gang (*subject to availability).
This includes all pre- and post-Roach solo films by the actors mentioned as well as the post-Roach Our Gang films.  I have also tried to include as many Hal Roach-produced films made at his studio that I am able to review.
So, included on the site you will find the films which featured Stan Laurel when he was working for Joe Rock; Babe Hardy when he was teamed with Larry Semon, Billy West and the like; Charley Chase's smaller, supporting roles at Keystone in the mid 1910s as well as the 20 films he made for Columbia between 1937-1940.  Plus, of course the continuation of the Our Gang film series when MGM took over between 1938-1944.  That is the main priority of the work on the site.  And because this is predominantly a Hal Roach-orientated site (though not exclusive to that fact), I have added several of the series made by his studio such as THE BOY FRIENDS, THE TAXI BOYS, ZASU PITTS & THELMA TODD, THELMA TODD & PATSY KELLY, MAX DAVIDSON, WILL ROGERS, PAUL PARROTT, SNUB POLLARD and HAROLD LLOYD, to name but a few.

Short biographies are available on most actors listed on the site, but the films listed on their pages are only those which meet the criteria mentioned above.  Each actor's page will identify on it clearly which films from their filmography is listed (this will usually just be all the films they made with Hal Roach, but will also include films not made with Roach, but which also starred Laurel, Hardy or Chase - or the post-Roach Our Gang films).
So, that's it basically.

QUICK LINKS:
The complete A-Z of the site
All the films covered on this site (you can also click individual icons at the top for their respective lists)
All the actors covered on this site (known as the "Hall Of Fame")

As this project is ongoing, if anybody would like to take a crack at making some screenshots of the cast from any of the films on this site which hasn't been covered, please feel free to submit them to me @ lordheath1972@yahoo.co.uk

One last thing - please bear in mind the site is still under construction and some pages need a facelift, repair, updating or re-formatting.  I am slowly getting there... patience is, well... you know...

~ DLH, 2015


DISCLAIMER!
No website is perfect, or errrror free.  "Another Nice Mess" is a serious site which strives for absolute accuracy and facts, and is less about personal opinion.
I have used information contained within the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) to fill in some gaps on this website, particularly with birthdates but due to their proven unreliability I try to use them as a last resort.  Often, however, I have credited a page link for them herein when it was undeserving as I did not use them as a source, but have acknowledged them out of respect that others may wish to cross-reference my site with theirs on any particular page.

But to be clear: I do not trust the IMDb.  I have tried, desperately, to help them out with many inaccuracies they have (and still have) listed on their site, but my offerings have been ignored repeatedly.
There are many pages on this site (particularly actors biographies, dates and character names in films) that I have researched for myself, or have had researched on my behalf (Jesse and Jim, take a bow) which contradict what is published on the IMDb.  There have been several occasions where the IMDb have used this site as their reference and the information contained within it to publish on their site.  So.... it has been a bit of give and take between both sites.  I wanted to be clear on this.  Information has been "shared" between us... I haven't just lifted everything from them!

I am a very straightforward and honest person - I always acknowledge my sources, whether I like them or not!


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