FILM : Underground
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Underground 1928 Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen, Norah Baring London
Director : Anthony Asquith   Production Company : British Instructional Films (BIF)   Region : LONDON T-Z

Two men are attracted to the same woman on the same day at the same Underground station.

Screen shots uploaded by Phil Wilkinson with uncredited 'now' images by Richard Lovejoy.

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Underground - The title of this silent film is displayed after the credits.
Underground

under001. The title of this silent film is displayed after the credits.

under001n. Putney Bridge station in London SW6. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2015)

Underground - A drivers eye view is seen as a train enters the station where Bill works. The film is set on what is now the Northern Line but this is the southbound Bakerloo Line platform at Waterloo station in London SE1.
Underground

under002. A drivers eye view is seen as a train enters the station where Bill works. The film is set on what is now the Northern Line but this is the southbound Bakerloo Line platform at Waterloo station in London SE1.

Underground - On her way to work in a department store, Nell (Elissa Landi) alights from the train. This appears to be one of the trains delivered in 1920, known as 'Joint Stock', which was used on the Bakerloo Line as well as LMS Railway services in the Watford area.
Underground

under003. On her way to work in a department store, Nell (Elissa Landi) alights from the train. This appears to be one of the trains delivered in 1920, known as 'Joint Stock', which was used on the Bakerloo Line as well as LMS Railway services in the Watford area.

Underground - Bert (Cyril McLaglen), a railway power station worker, catches up with Nell after she leaves the platform. Unidentified location.
Underground

under004. Bert (Cyril McLaglen), a railway power station worker, catches up with Nell after she leaves the platform. Unidentified location.

Underground - Railway porter Bill (Brian Aherne) is attending the new escalators at the station and watches as Bert follows Nell towards street level.
Underground

under005. Railway porter Bill (Brian Aherne) is attending the new escalators at the station and watches as Bert follows Nell towards street level.

Underground - Nell reaches the top of the escalator as Bert is delayed by fellow Underground employee Bill.
Underground

under006. Nell reaches the top of the escalator as Bert is delayed by fellow Underground employee Bill.

Underground - On another day, a Street Artist sits against a fence in this establishing shot of a Thames side location. Cheyne Walk just north of Cremorne Gardens says Christopher Matheson, showing Battersea Church to the right. The jumble of buildings to the left of the church include the Battersea Flour Mill (which seems to have been known as 'Mayhew Mark Ltd, Millers' at some time) and the Morgan Crucible factory which fronted on Battersea Church Road.
Underground

under007. On another day, a Street Artist sits against a fence in this establishing shot of a Thames side location. Cheyne Walk just north of Cremorne Gardens says Christopher Matheson, showing Battersea Church to the right. The jumble of buildings to the left of the church include the Battersea Flour Mill (which seems to have been known as 'Mayhew Mark Ltd, Millers' at some time) and the Morgan Crucible factory which fronted on Battersea Church Road.

under007n. And here's an up to date image to show the changes in the location from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2013)

Underground - After both Underground workers have made approaches towards the young shop assistant, Bert bumps into Nell and the pair walk alongside the Thames. The railway's Grosvenor Bridge can just about be made out to the right. Christopher Matheson identifies Battersea Church much more to the left of the shot. The railway bridge in the distance carries the West London Extension Railway and is variously known as Chelsea Bridge, Battersea New Bridge, Battersea Railway Bridge or Cremorne Bridge.
Underground

under008. After both Underground workers have made approaches towards the young shop assistant, Bert bumps into Nell and the pair walk alongside the Thames. The railway's Grosvenor Bridge can just about be made out to the right. Christopher Matheson identifies Battersea Church much more to the left of the shot. The railway bridge in the distance carries the West London Extension Railway and is variously known as Chelsea Bridge, Battersea New Bridge, Battersea Railway Bridge or Cremorne Bridge.

under008n. And here's the comparison from Peter who notes that the railings have been replaced by the Thames Embankment. Originally uploaded 25/10/2013.
(Modern Photo Added: 29-10-2013)

Underground - The two continue walking after Bert shows off by throwing coins at the Street Artist. Thistle Grove runs between Old Brompton Road in London SW5 and Fulham Road in SW10 but the sign here reads SW10.
Underground

under009. The two continue walking after Bert shows off by throwing coins at the Street Artist. Thistle Grove runs between Old Brompton Road in London SW5 and Fulham Road in SW10 but the sign here reads SW10.

under009n. There is no sign for Thistle Grove at the SW5 end today, and all the signs along the alleyway now show SW10. I walked the length of Thistle Grove about six times and most remains as it would have been seen in 1928 except for what is clearly modern. I am fairly certain therefore that this is the right location.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-10-2013)

Underground - Bert catches up with Nell after she has said goodbye to make her way to meet up with Bill. This could be Thistle Grove but for now is an unconfirmed location.
Underground

under010. Bert catches up with Nell after she has said goodbye to make her way to meet up with Bill. This could be Thistle Grove but for now is an unconfirmed location.

under010n. The high wall shown in the screen capture does not feature anywhere along "Thistle Grove" now, so I believe that redevelopment has taken place. The curve in the path appears identical and it may be just a little more than co-incidence that the lamp post is still in the same position.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-10-2013)

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