Bert, an electrician, and Bill, a London Underground porter, both fall in love with shop worker Nell. But when Nell chooses Bill, Bert resorts to devious tactics. The social spaces of 1920s London (parks, pubs and shops) play an important role in Anthony Asquith’s working-class love story. Most central to the narrative of the film, as the title suggests, is the London Underground itself, its bustling public corridors and carriages providing an arena in which people from all walks of life intermingle.
Anthony Asquith’s 1928 silent classic is set to a new, live score by Paul Robinson. HarmonieBand has appeared at many
UK film festivals and at venues and festivals across Europe.