Review: Two men Bill and Bert meet a working-class woman named Nell. They meet her on the same day on the London Underground and are both attracted to her. Nell chooses Bill but Burt does not take kindly to the news and isn’t the sort to take rejection lightly…
Director: Anthony Asquith
Actors: Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi and Norah Baring
Year: 1928
Genre: Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 5/5
Just released on DVD and Blu ray comes an extraordinary film named Underground, digitally remastered by the B.F.I  and with a sound score by Neil Brand. This is an amazing 1928 silent film, which shows the historical document of life beneath the streets of London. Directed by Anthony Asquith who is regarded as one of the best directors and whose work still lives on and is still remembered by millions and not just in the film industry. Anthony Asquith is the son of First World War prime minister Herbert Henry Asquith. A gem of a film that should never be forgotten. I know it has been digitally remastered but I find it quite staggering how a film from 1928 can still exist. One film critic quoted on Rotten Tomatoes “Underground is a witty, highly imaginative piece of film-making by a director now largely regarded as an efficient craftsman”.  


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