Underground (1928)

A working-class love story set in and around the London Underground of the 1920s. Two men - gentle Bill and brash Bert - meet and are attracted to the same woman on the same day at the same Underground station. But the lady chooses Bill,… More

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

An utterly splendid achievement all round.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A fond and tautly handled curio.

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Peter Bradshaw

An elegantly crafted melodrama with exotic and futurist London locations, and echoes of Lang and Hitchcock.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

Stylistically, it's a melting pot of influences, Asquith stirring together Hollywood-style melodrama with a Soviet-esque hymn to London life and a dash of German expressionist shadow.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

A sympathetic study of a romantic love triangle between a shop girl, an electrician and a Tube station attendant, it proves that this upper-class socialist was more than just a swish actor's director.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

A sophisticated romantic drama in which love blossoms - with many complications - far below the surface.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A minor masterpiece.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A hokey tale of love and murder and a whimsical time capsule of a not-so-bygone age.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Asquith's subterranean melodrama is a fascinating journey back in time.

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