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A Safe Place (1971)

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

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Susan / Noah
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The Magician
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Mitch
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Fred (as Philip Proctor)
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Bari
Dov Lawrence ...
Larry
Fanny Birkenmier ...
The Maid
Rhonda Alfaro ...
Little Girl in Rowboat
Sylvia Zapp ...
Susan at Age 7
Richard Finnochio ...
Noah's Friend
Barbara Flood ...
Noah's Friend
Roger Garrett ...
Noah's Friend
Jordon Hahn ...
Noah's Friend
Francesca Hilton ...
Noah's Friend
Julie Robinson ...
Noah's Friend
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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 alfiehitchie

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29 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Un lugar seguro  »

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This film was originally a play written by Henry Jaglom in the 1960s and had a few performances starring the film's lead actress Tuesday Weld. Offered a debut in cinema by BBS Productions (governed by Bob Rafelson, Burt Schneider and Steve Blauner), a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, Jaglom decided to give his play the cinematic treatment. Currently, it is being re-realized as a play. After meeting Tana Frederick, Jaglom dusted off the original manuscript for "A Safe Place" with the intention of having Frederick play the part of Susan/Noah. See more »

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

As the song credits are given at the end, every song is given a vocalist credit except for Fred Astaire for "I'm Old-Fashioned". The song title simply passes without vocalist credit as the rest of the songs are given such a credit. See more »


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As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Dooley Wilson
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Manically Pretentious And Shamefully Useless
24 October 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I didn't think BBS could have a stinker in the bunch. But this is the one bad apple for sure. It's so dislocated and uneventful, it truly hurts to see such great talents go to waste. Whatever it thought it was, it wasn't. Whatever it was trying to be, it couldn't. Whatever fulfilling moral it thought it possessed, it doesn't. It's useless magic that baffles the viewer into innocently believing for a mere moment, and then is ashamed for having bought into it. That sentiment can be said of so many flaky relationships with supposed 'magical beauty' that 90% of the viewers have already experienced, or will experience. This movie does absolutely nothing to justify or caution the naive lustful immaturity of the whole ordeal. If anything, it exploits Noah for being an overly attractive airhead that men put up with in order for sex. And as long as they do, she will eventually put out for them. I found this more distasteful of any Russ Myers or Roger Corman-esque 'Grindhouse Sexploitation' movie I've ever come across. And believe me, I like those movies A LOT! Like the fishing lines used in Welles childish tricks through out the film, and carrying the camera off on a balloon to simulate 'flight' - DO NOT BUY INTO THIS FOR ONE MOMENT! You'll be such an easy lay if you do.


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