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A Safe Place
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Henry Jaglom (writer)
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Release Date:
1 October 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A strange young woman lives in a fantasy world where she can never grow up. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(24 articles)
User Reviews:
Not without interest, but, in the end, I disliked it See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tuesday Weld ... Susan / Noah

Orson Welles ... The Magician

Jack Nicholson ... Mitch

Phil Proctor ... 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
Jennifer Walker ... Noah's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wendy Girard ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Jaglom 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Henry Jaglom  writer

Produced by
Bert Schneider .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Gitter 
 
Cinematography by
Richard C. Kratina  (as Dick Kratina)
 
Film Editing by
Pieter Bergema 
 
Production Design by
Harold Schneider 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Flood 
 
Production Management
Robert Barron .... production supervisor (as Bob Barron)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen F. Kesten .... first assistant director (as Steve Kesten)
Robert J. Koster .... first assistant director
Sharon Sachs .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kenneth Fitzpatrick .... property master (as Ken Fitzpatrick)
 
Sound Department
Fred Bosch .... sound mixer
Jack Dalton .... boom operator
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Barlia .... camera operator (as Louis Barlia)
Vinnie Gerardo .... first assistant camera (as Vincent Gerardo)
Willie Meyerhoff .... gaffer
Martin Nallan .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Brennan .... wardrobe (as Edward Brennan)
 
Editorial Department
Roberto Zelaya .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Lynette Bernay .... assistant to the producer (as Lynn Bernay)
Suzan Haffey .... post-production secretary
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor (as Nancy Tonery)
Marica Jacobs .... assistant to the director
Diane Katz .... production secretary
Marilyn La Salandra .... production coordinator
Jerome Samet .... assistant to production supervisor
 

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Runtime:
94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

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Trivia:
Anaïs Nin said of 'A Safe Place,' "'A Safe Place' is a masterpiece! All the subtle dreams and fantasies which color our experience are captured on film for the first time. Henry Jaglom is the magician of America Cinema."See more »
Quotes:
Susan:OK. Now...
Fred:What's this? What's this?
Susan:This is my magic box. You've got to be very careful with it.
Fred:What does it do?
Susan:You put something in it that means something very special to you. And then you make a wish for something you really need to happen. When you need it to happen and not just when you're fooling around wanting something. And then you lock it and you don't open it until that something happens.
Fred:Does it work?
Susan:Well, of course it works... my magic box. Someone gave it to me.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Someone to Watch Over MeSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not without interest, but, in the end, I disliked it, 22 May 2011
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

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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