Underground (1928 film)

Underground is a 1928 British silent drama film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen, and Norah Baring. The film examines the lives of ordinary Londoners and the romance between them, set on and around the London Underground.

Directed byAnthony Asquith
Produced byHarry Bruce Woolfe
Written byAnthony Asquith
StarringBrian Aherne
Elissa Landi
Cyril McLaglen
Norah Baring
CinematographyStanley Rodwell
Distributed byPro Patria Films
Release date
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


An electrician and a porter both fall in love with a shop girl they meet on the London Underground.[1]



Underground was made by British Instructional Films at Elstree and Cricklewood Studios[2] and on location in London including scenes shot at Lots Road Power Station in Chelsea.[3] The film was based on an original scenario written by Asquith.[4]


Underground was restored in 2009 under the auspices of the British Film Institute (BFI). In 2011, composer and well-known silent film accompanist Neil Brand wrote a completely new score for the film, which was then premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London.[5]



  • Ryall, Tom. Anthony Asquith. Manchester University Press, 2005.

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