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A Safe Place, writer/director Henry Jaglom's feature film debut, is a time-fractured, hallucinatory fantasy, featuring Tuesday Weld as a lonely and confused woman named, at times, Susan and at other times Noah, who comments that "Tomorrow is where the past is." Too delicately ethereal to cope with either the hussle and bustle of a 1970 New York City or her un-hip boyfriend, Fred (Philip Proctor), Susan/Noah escapes into another reality, presided over by The Magician (Orson Welles with a cheap Yiddish accent). As she flits back and forth between past and present, fantasy and reality, Susan encounters Mitch (Jack Nicholson), an old lover who might also be her brother, and Bari (Gwen Welles) who delivers a soliloquy concerning New York City mashers. 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. One highlight of the film is the wide assortment of popular music in its soundtrack. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Tuesday Weld
as Susan/Noah
Orson Welles
as Magician
Jack Nicholson
as Mitch
Philip Proctor
as Fred
Gwen Welles
as Bari
Dov Lawrence
as Dov
Richard Finnochio
as Friend
Barbara Flood
Francesca Hilton
Fanny Birkenmaier
as Maid
Rhonda Alfaro
as Little Girl in Rowboat
Sylvia Zapp
as Susan age 5
Richard Finnochio
as Friend
Rhonda Alfaro
as Little Girl in Rowboat
Fanny Birkenmaier
as Maid

Crew

Henry Jaglom
Director
Harold Schneider
Producer
Bert Schneider
Producer
Henry Jaglom
Screenwriter
Henry Jaglom
Editor
Pieter Bergema
Editor
Barbara Flood
Costume Designer
Stephen F. Kesten
First Assistant Director
Harold Schneider
Production Manager
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