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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Gwen Welles ...
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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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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Referenced in Laserdisc Memories: America Lost and Found (2010) See more »

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(Give Me) Something to Remember You By
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Performed by Helen Forrest
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One of the worst motion pictures ever made
23 December 2015 | by (Warrington, PA) – See all my reviews

The title of my review is no exaggeration. The only saving grace to watching this movie is that it's only about an hour and a half in length, even though it seems at least twice that long to view. The screenplay (assuming there really was a screenplay to begin with, because the dialogue feels totally improvised...not because it sounds "real", but because it's strained and ludicrous) is annoying to the nth degree, unless you like hearing profound voice-over comments such as "I love you from New York to Rome..from Rome to Madrid, etc. etc. etc. over and over and over again. If I was on a deserted island with a DVD player and this was the only DVD I had with me, I'd break it in a hundred pieces with a coconut because, otherwise, I'd end up searching for a shark to eat me as soon as possible. If I had a choice between being water-boarded and being forced to watch this movie repeatedly, I'd have a VERY tough decision to make. But, other than that, the movie was great.


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