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A Safe Place -- A strange young woman lives in a fantasy world where she can never grow up.

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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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Manically Pretentious And Shamefully Useless 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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94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

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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 »
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Magician:Last night... in my sleep... I dreamed that I was sleeping. And dreaming in this sleep that I had awakened... I fell asleep.See more »
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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Manically Pretentious And Shamefully Useless, 24 October 2014
Author: dungeonstudio from Canada

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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