A Safe Place (1971)

35mm film, colour (Technicolor), 1.85:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Henry Jaglom.


An emotionally disturbed young woman retreats into her own past in search of a “safe place.”


Directed by: Henry Jaglom
© MCMLXXI [1971] by Noonie Producions, Inc.
A BBS production
Executive Producer: Bert Schneider
Written by: Henry Jaglom
Hassidic Stories From: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav
Director of Photography: Dick Kratina
Film Editor: Pieter Bergema
Musical Consultant: Jim Gitter
[Sound] Mixer: Fred Bosch
Costume Consultant: Barbara Flood

Tuesday Weld (Susan/Noah)
Orson Welles (the magician)
Philip Proctor (Fred)
Gwen Welles (Bari)
Jack Nicholson (Mitch)
Dov Lawrence (Larry)
Fanny Birkenmaier (the maid)
Rhonda Alfaro (little girl in rowboat)
Sylvia Zapp (7-year-old Susan)
Richard Finnochio, Barbara Flood, Roger Garrett, Jordan HahnFrancesca Hilton, Julie Robinson, Jennifer Walker (Noah's friend)

Alternative Titles

Bezpieczne miejsce – Poland
Un coin tranquille – France
Güvenli Bir Yer – Turkey
Un lugar seguro – Colombia (television), Spain
Un posto tranquillo – Italy
Refúgio Seguro – Brazil
Saugi vieta – Lithuania
Ein Zauberer an meiner Seite – West Germany
Безопасное место – Russian title

Extracts included in
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
This Is Orson Welles (2015)
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)



  • Action vol.7 no.1 (January/February 1972) pp.24-27 – interview with Henry Jaglom
  • CinemaTV Today no.10147 (16 August 1975) p.13 – credits, review
  • Filmfacts vol.14 no.22 (1971) pp.565-567 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.218 no.20 (18 October 1971) p.3 – credits, review
  • The Listener vol.93 no.2419 (14 August 1975) p.217 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.43 no.500 (September 1975) pp.204-205 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Sight & Sound vol.42 no.1 (Winter 1972/73) pp.5-6 – review (London Festival 1972 – Henry Jaglom/A Safe Place by Tom Milne)
  • Variety 20 October 1971 p.14 – credits, review


  • The Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Cartoons, Serials and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures, 1922-1988 by Len D. Martin p.295 – credits
  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.201 – credits
  • by Walt Lee p.412 – credits