A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child she met a magician in Central Park who presented her with magical objects: a levitating silver ball, a star ring, and a Noah's ark. She is romantically involved with two totally different men. Fred is practical but dull. Mitch is dynamic and sexy, her ideal fantasy partner. Neither man is able to totally fulfill her needs. Written by
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appeared in this film mainly as a favor to the 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
Do you know why I like you, Noah? Because you're simple-minded.
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
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Fred Astaire See more