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It almost sounds like "To Be Or Not To Be", which originally was released
in 1942, then remade by Mel Brooks in 1983.

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 7:11 PM Dana Polan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I posted a version of this to h-film also but haven’t gotten any hits.
>
> I’m doing a project on the 1963 film The Great Escape and am looking at a
> range of escape films. I have a memory from many years ago (so it could be
> wrong) of some POW escape film ending with the escapees going out from
> underneath a stage after some theatrical or vaudeville performance. My
> recollection is that they go behind the curtains during the applause and
> instead of coming out for the curtain call go into their tunnel. The last
> shot in my memory of it is of a needle on a record they played as a
> diversion going round and round.
>
> Does this ring a bell for anyone? It’s not The Colditz Story, which does
> have an escape from under a theater BUT NOT as the last scene. It’s not The
> McKenzie Break. I haven’t seen Huston’s Victory in a long time but plot
> summaries on-line suggest they escape through a shower room. Hart’s War, as
> I remember, ends with prisoners still in the camp at its liberation.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Dana
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