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A Safe Place (1971)

GP | | Drama | 29 October 1971 (USA)
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A strange young woman lives in a fantasy world where she can never grow up.

Director:

Henry Jaglom

Writer:

Henry Jaglom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tuesday Weld ... Susan / Noah
Orson Welles ... The Magician
Jack Nicholson ... Mitch
Phil Proctor ... Fred (as Philip Proctor)
Gwen Welles ... Bari
Dov Lawrence Dov Lawrence ... Larry
Fanny Birkenmier Fanny Birkenmier ... The Maid
Rhonda Alfaro Rhonda Alfaro ... Little Girl in Rowboat
Sylvia Zapp Sylvia Zapp ... Susan at Age 7
Rachel Harlow Rachel Harlow ... Noah's Friend (as Richard Finnochio)
Barbara Flood Barbara Flood ... Noah's Friend
Roger Garrett Roger Garrett ... Noah's Friend
Jordon Hahn Jordon Hahn ... Noah's Friend
Francesca Hilton Francesca Hilton ... Noah's Friend
Julie Robinson Julie Robinson ... Noah's Friend
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Storyline

A disturbed young woman - a former for child of the 60's, named Noah lives alone in New York, where she's retreated into her past, yearning for lost innocence., searching for a "safe place." As a child, she met a magician in Central Park who gave her magical objects. She's romantically involved with 2 different men; Fred's practical but dull, and Mitch is dynamic sexy - her ideal fantasy partner, but neither man's able to totally fulfill her needs. Written by alfiehitchie

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Safe Place See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Nicholson appeared in this film mainly as a favor to Director Henry Jaglom. Nicholson did the film for no pay, his only demand was that he be given a new color television set. See more »

Quotes

Mitch: Do you know why I like you, Noah? Because you're simple-minded.
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Crazy Credits

Jaglom's highly experimental sense of montage continues well into the closing credits, cutting between Orson Welles' hysterical laugh, aerial shots of the roof, the younger Noah in the window and older Noah leaning on the jukebox staring directly into the camera as the credits roll on the left side. See more »

Connections

Featured in Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Édith Piaf
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Think "Annie Hall" crossed with "Magical Mystery Tour"
1 June 1999 | by roozSee all my reviews

Wonderfully bizarre and experimental piece of work for which Jaglom should be very proud. Welles and Nicholson are great in this head game. Let yourself go when you watch this--experience it--this is not a "movie"--this is a trip!! You will get as much out of this as you allow yourself to take.


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