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.
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.
|ON THIS DAY: NOVEMBER 30|
|LATEST UPDATED/REVIEWED FILMS||LATEST UPDATED/ADDED ACTORS|
This website is updated on a daily basis. Pressing CTRL+F5 [hard refresh] will give you the most recent update on any page.
-14 new actors (all listed for Harold Lloyd's Captain Kidd's Kids (1919)) added to the site. All are in basic form with no dates and showing just this one film credit: Opal Doyle, Hardy Gibson, Bertha O'Day Hill, Phoebe Hunt, Esther Jackson, Gladys Johnstone, Gertrude Lainson, Ruth Matros, Mary McKensie, Katheryne Penny, Ruth Royce, Claire Stewart, Dolly Stoddart, Francis Vincent. How I despise doing this shit every day. Somebody please put me out of my misery; I don't want to do this crap for the rest of my life.
-New film credits added for Grace Northington (3), Bonnie Mayles (3), Estelle Adair (2).
-Added Carl Hanson to the site.
-New film credits added for Ray Thompson (6), George Humbert (4) and Annie Carter (3).
-Additional information added to the bio for Ken Christy. [Jarvis]
-New (non-Roach) film credit added for Joy Winthrop. [Herbert, from the forum]
-Added 4 press sheets and a set of low-resolution lobby cards for Charley Chase's Us. [Richard Finegan]
-New film credit added for Jackie Combs (2).
-A dubious film credit (Hog Wild) added for Betty Danko (30). [This is Jesse's opinion but I am not convinced. Opinions welcome]
-Bio update for Eva Downs. [Jesse]
-New film credits added for Sammy Brooks (288), Hughie Mack (20), Charles Meakin (14), Oscar Morgan (6), Garry O'Dell (1).
-Big thanks to Steve Rydzewski for his very generous and helpful donation today.
-Updated the ON THIS DAY section to include the birthdays and film releases for NOVEMBER 17.
-Added Tonia Brady to the site.
-Added a set of lobby cards for Charley Chase's Fate's Fathead.
-New film credits added for Dick Gilbert (86), Charles Lloyd (82), Billy Bletcher (31), Hope Harper (31), Betty Danko (29), Don Brodie (5). [Jesse]
-New film credits added for Eddie Hall (8), Walter Baldwin (2), Walter Soderling (1).
-Added the missing cast screenshots for War Mamas.
-Added Adrienne D'Ambricourt, William Yetter Sr., Gladys Gilland, Morris O'Brien and Stanley Parsons to the site.
-Thank you so much Doug for your very kind donation today.
-Finally, after a 14 month absence, I have viewed and reviewed the next episode in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents series: The Crocodile Case (1958). At some point I want to merge my Hitchcock project into this website, but as a separate section.
-Added Ernest Wilson and Eva Downs to the site.
-Added a few more cast screenshots for Our Gang's Saturday's Lesson.
-Bio update (including image, height and correction for date of death) for birthday boy John Beach. [Jarvis]
-1 film credit removed for Charles McAvoy (15).
-Added June Glory, Nelson Story and Constant Franke to the site.
-New film credits discovered for Wallace Howe (134), Gaylord Lloyd (60), Roy Brooks (37), Harry Arras (17), Marie Wilson (3), Albert Pollet (2).
-Viewed and reviewed Paul Parrott's Are Parents Pickles? (1925)
-Minor bio alteration/update added for Estelle Harrison. [Jesse]
-Added 2 lobby cards for Our Gang's Chicken Feed.
-Added a full set of 8 lobby cards for Laurel & Hardy's Their First Mistake. Unfortunately they are all low resolution and some are partialy obscured. Better than nothing.
-Added Billy Condon, Billy Bowers and Frances Ne Moyer to the site.
-Added Raymond McKee to the site.
-Extended the History page to 1886.
-Added a signed portrait and signature for Barbara Bedford. [Anonymous]
-Big bio update for Arthur Housman courtesy of Jarvis.
-Extended the History page to 1885.
-Added 2 new stills for Two Tars.
-Extended the History page to 1884.
-New film credits added for Charles McGuire (3), Bonnie Mayles (2), Grace Northington (2).
-New film credits discovered for Marie Mosquini (210), Estelle Harrison (71), Hazel Powell (61), Eleanor Fredericks (14). [all Jesse]
-Added this still for Hot Stuff.
-Added this still for All At Sea.
-Bio update for Garry O'Dell. [Jarvis]
-Added another year to the History page. Now up to 1883.
-Added two more years to the History page. I've been trying to add one year each day for the past week so we're now up to 1882. Eventually the list will incorporate all births, deaths and release dates of everything and everyone on this site.
-Added Sally Shaw and Lorraine Miller to the site.
-Added Jesse Graves to the site, based on the dodgy IMDb stating he appears as a "redcap" (train porter) in All-American Co-Ed (1941). However, my suspicion is he has been misidentified for the very similar-looking Dudley Dickerson. Here is a side-by-side comparison.
-Thanks to Jonnie, Miss Jackie, and Eric Schultz for their very kind donations towards my anniversary dinner this evening. Great help and much appreciated.
-This was one of those days I was really not looking forward to because it is the anniversary of Laurel & Hardy's Our Relations (1936). I have tons of extra cast, more stills, lobby cards and other stuff to add to the page and although I have already spent several hours on it today, it still requires a lot of work and I have simply run out of time and patience. The IMDb lists several cast - which is verified by an article published by Richard W. Bann (who has constructed his list much more effectively). This will take time, but I will finish it shortly.
-New film credits added for Jay Eaton (7), Ray Cooke (5).
-Added Marvelle Andre, Mrs. Jack W. Burns and Jerry Breslin to the site.
-New plot synopsis written (by Jesse) for today's The Golf Bug (1922). In addition to which I have added all the intertitle cards, improved the screenshots and added three new actors: Charles Stevenson (150), Mark Jones (79) and Al Forbes (16).
-Added Lois Verner to the site.
-Bio update (with image) added for the 7th-oldest actor on the site, Edmond Fortune. [Jesse]
-Today I received an e-mail from somebody who discovered my Beauties And The Beast page hidden away on this site. Seems like a good time to re-promote it then!
-4 new actors (all with screenshots) added for the Pitts & Todd film Asleep In The Feet.
-Added Skeets Noyes to the site. [Jesse]
-The TO DO list.
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.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org - or use the site's Forum.