Elissa Landi
Director: Anthony Asquith Cast: Elissa Landi
Elissa Landi
, Brian Aherne
Brian Aherne
, Norah Baring
Norah Baring
Anthony Asquith


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Anthony Asquith's second film, Underground is a silent film that tells the triangular story of a young shop girl named Nell (Elissa Landi) and the two men who find themselves in love with her. One of these is Bill (Brian Aherne), a porter for London's underground; the other is Bert (Cyril MgLaglen), who works as an electrician at a power station. Nell chooses Bill for her love, but Bert does not take kindly to this news. He convinces his mistress, Kate (Norah Baring), to lie and pretend that Bill attacked her. Nell knows that this couldn't be true; she confronts Kate, who admits that Bert forced her to act in this way. Angry and with no further use for her, Bert breaks off totally with Kate, who then finds Bill and asks him to please take her to the power station so she can beg Bert to take her back. Bert loses his temper and kills Kate, then runs off to hide in the underground, pursued by Bill. The killer is eventually apprehended, and Bill and Nell are left to themselves at last.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2019
UPC: 0738329236649
Original Release: 1928
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Sound: [silent]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 41,851

Special Features

Newly commissioned score by Neil Brand; Alternate score by Chris Watson; Restoring Underground (2009, 9 Minutes)

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Underground
1. Subterranean Metropolis [9:56]
2. Wooing Nell [7:49]
3. Kate Moy, Dressmaker [6:52]
4. Above-Ground Proposals [10:15]
5. Bert The Lady-Killer [8:37]
6. Underground Deceit [7:39]
7. 165B, Charlotte Rd. [7:47]
8. Bert Ain't Coming Back [12:01]
9. To The Power House [9:38]
10. High Tension [12:33]

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