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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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A Safe Place Would Be Far Away From This Film See more (9 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
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Wendy Girard ... Partygoer (uncredited)
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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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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 »
Quotes:
Mitch:Do you know why I like you, Noah? Because you're simple-minded.See more »
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10 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A Safe Place Would Be Far Away From This Film, 6 May 2011
Author: whitesheik from Los Angeles

So, let me get this straight - if I have a taste for Fellini, Antonioni and Godard I'll feel right at home with A Safe Place? Um, no. I love Fellini, right up through 8 1/2. I've enjoyed much of Antonioni. Godard - a mixed bag for me, but I like Breathless and Alphaville fine, and Band Of Outsiders, too. Mr. Jaglom is not in their company, at least for me, and A Safe Place is a pretentious mess from start to finish. No one loves Tuesday Weld more than I, and she's fine. Jack Nicholson, who came in for a day and improvised everything is embarrassing. Gwen Welles gives new meaning to self-indulgent, but then again she has the most self-indulgent filmmaker imaginable "directing" her.

I have never met a Henry Jaglom film I liked - ever. And his "thing" that if you don't respond to his films then you don't understand women is, well, fatuous. I'm glad he considers himself such an enlightened and sensitive man, but I'm not buying nor are many of my women friends. It is the type of cinema that makes me want to throw up and not because I don't like experimental or interesting films, because I have and I do. As I sat there with drool running out of my mouth because I'd just invested what I thought was almost ninety minutes of my time, I paused the film to find out I was only at the forty-minute mark.

However, one has to commend any filmmaker who keeps on doing it - he does it with his own funds (good to be wealthy) and as long as he keeps having girlfriends he'll keep making films because his entire oeuvre is based on his love life.

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