|Look Before You Love|
|Directed by||Harold Huth|
|Produced by|| John Corfield |
|Screenplay by||Reginald Long|
|Story by||I Know You by Ketti Frings|
|Starring|| Margaret Lockwood |
|Music by||Bretton Byrd|
|Edited by||John D. Guthridge|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
Look Before You Love is a 1948 British drama film directed by Harold Huth and starring Margaret Lockwood, Griffith Jones and Maurice Denham.
A woman working in the British Embassy in Brazil falls in love and marries a man, but soon discovers him to be a drunken wastrel tied up with serious crime.
The film was originally known as I Know You and Change of Heart.Margaret Lockwood had been arguing with the Rank Organisation over what films she should make but agreed to do this.
In a contemporary review, Variety called the film "an overlong and somewhat corny love story that gives Margaret Lockwood a sympathetic role after her many Wicked Lady characterisations, in which she has been so successfully typed in the past", adding, "it may gratify the out-of-town popular audiences, but its chances of success in any metropolis are scant";while more recently, TV Guide rated the film two out of five stars, dismissing it as a "Ridiculous story played straight; as a farce it might have had some chance."
The film generally received poor reviews.The film's failure contributed to the decline in Lockwood's popularity.
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