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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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Drama

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GP
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un lugar seguro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opinion about this film was so divided when it was shown at the 1971 New York Film Festival, that the audience broke out into shouting matches which nearly led to a brawl. 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 »


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It's a Big, Wide Wonderful World
Written by John Rox
Performed by Buddy Clark
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Not without interest, but, in the end, I disliked it
22 May 2011 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Henry Jaglom is a director I've heard about before, but had never seen one of his films. He makes a film every couple of years, they play in like three cities in America, and no one seems to like them. A Safe Place was his first film, adapted from his own play, which he wrote in 1964. Tuesday Weld plays an insufferable hippie chick who doesn't want to grow up. Phil Proctor is a square who wants desperately to bone her, so he puts up with her nonsense (he knows that she's half crazy, but that's why he wants to be there). Eventually, a much more exciting Jack Nicholson shows up and steals her away. Orson Welles plays a magician who occasionally enchants Weld with his magic. Gwen Welles (whom you might remember from Altman's films California Split and Nashville), in her film debut, also appears and rambles on about her dreams of being sexually assaulted. The film is pretty, and that prettiness is very much augmented by Tuesday Weld's enchanting beauty. But, honestly, there's not much going on here. It's very repetitive (there are some nice, old songs on the soundtrack, but each of them plays all the way through like three times), and, well, boring.


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