Look Before You Love (1948)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Ann Markham (Margaret Lockwood) is an employee with the British Embassy in Rio de Janeiro. Though ostensibly businesslike and intelligent, Ann can't help falling in love with irresponsible Charlie Kent (Griffith Jones). On their wedding day, Ann discovers that Charlie is on the lam from fraud charges throughout the world. Still, she believes his promise that he'll mend his ways once they've tied the nuptial knot. Not unexpectedly, Charlie goes back on his word, and it is up to handsome millionaire Ashley Morehouse (Norman Wooland) to save Ann from her poor judgment. It was surprising to see the British film industry's resident "wicked lady" Margaret Lockwood playing so gullible a character -- so surprising, in fact, that audiences tended to stay away from Look Before You Love in droves.

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boating, bribery, Britain, criminal, diplomat, embassy, employment, evil, fraud, fugitive, going-straight, love, marriage, millionaire, missing, one-against-odds, past, promise, return, wedding