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.

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.

If you would like to make a small contribution to the site, this will be acknowledged with a personal reply and a credit on the site.



-Despite trying to keep on top of everything and working several hours each day on updates and improvements for the site, I am just starting to fall behind a little bit because I have been inundated with e-mails. I am prioritising these on a must-do, and need-to-do basis. I also have a film review to finish that I started yesterday. I will catch up. But every film and actor on the "On This Day" section each day is number 1 priority and will always get done first.
-Chris Bungo has posted Part 4 (of 5) of his Then & Now video for Our Gang's Your Own Back Yard on his YouTube channel.
-Robert Winslow has submitted a plot summary and observations for the Our Gang film, Noisy Noises (1929).
-Added the 7 remaining actors from Of Mice And Men (1940) to the site: Henny Backus, John Beach, Whitney De Rahm, Jack Lawrence, Barbara Pepper, Carl Pitti and Charles Watt.
-First Roach film credit added for Howard M. Mitchell (1).
-Added Dorothy Dix to the site.
-Added the 2 missing screenshots (Dollar Dizzy, Slightly Static) on the page for Lorena Carr, as well as a bio write-up. [Jesse]
-Imaged added for Ann Lewis.
-Added Charles Bickford and Granville Bates to the site.
-New film credit found for Floyd Baker (2).
-Added 11 lobby cards and a foreign poster for Of Mice And Men.
-Updated the screenshots for the title card and credits roll for Okay Toots!, as well as reverting the page back to the correct format.
-Added a few more DVD releases for Hustling For Health - with a few still to add (I'll do this at a later date).
-Big thanks to Steve Wright for another very kind and very helpful donation.
-It's official! The amount of work, improvements, additions and updates I done in January 2023 were the most I've ever done in any calendar month on this site in 12 years.
-New film credit (and image) found for Robert Bolder (2). [Jesse]
-Image now added for Perry Murdock.

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.