Look Before You Love

Look Before You Love is a 1948 British drama film directed by Harold Huth and starring Margaret Lockwood, Griffith Jones and Maurice Denham.[1]

Look Before You Love
Directed byHarold Huth
Produced byJohn Corfield
Harold Huth
Screenplay byReginald Long
Story byKetti Frings
StarringMargaret Lockwood
Griffith Jones
Norman Wooland
Music byBretton Byrd
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Edited byJohn D. Guthridge
Burnham Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • 7 December 1948 (1948-12-07) (UK)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

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.[2]



The film was originally known as I Know You.[3] Margaret Lockwood had been arguing with the Rank Organisation over what films she should make but agreed to do this.[4]

Critical reception

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";[5] 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."[6]

The film generally received poor reviews.[7]


  1. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/267235
  2. "LOOK BEFORE YOU LOVE". The Australian Women's Weekly. 17 (10). 13 August 1949. p. 46. Retrieved 28 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "Lockwood happy in new role". The Sun (2359). Sydney. 27 June 1948. p. 31 (STUMPS). Retrieved 28 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  4. "Bing Crosby will go to England to make a film". The Sun (2337). Sydney. 25 January 1948. p. 27. Retrieved 28 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  5. "Variety (December 1948)". archive.org.
  6. "Look Before You Love". TVGuide.com.
  7. "Popular stars out of contest". The Australian Women's Weekly. 16 (38). 26 February 1949. p. 32. Retrieved 28 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.

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