Doors Open

Synopsis: Mike McKenzie is a bored,self-made millionaire who is cheered to learn that art auctioneer Laura Stanton,the old flame he allowed to escape him,is back in Edinburgh. Mike is disdainful of private art collectors and is interested when art expert Professor Gissing suggests that they,along with banker Allan Cruikshank,devise a plan to swap priceless paintings from the national gallery and owned by a banking conglomerate for clever forgeries. The forgeries will be left behind,giving the impression that the thieves abandoned their haul when they fled. For a single day the gallery is open to the public under the Doors Open scheme and the trio plan to use this to their advantage. Mike brings on board another old friend,small time crook Charlie Calloway,but Charlie is in debt to a gang boss known as the Geordie and wants a painting to buy him off. The gang use a fake fire drill to pull off the theft and,despite getting locked in the gallery,are successful. Laura returns to Mike,who confesses w
Genre: Crime, Drama
120 min

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"..a familiar sight

on Edinburgh's famous skyline."

But like many other landmark banks

in the city,

First Cally seems to be feeling

the pressure of the credit crunch

with several jobs

rumoured to be under threat.

Meanwhile, it was officially

confirmed yesterday

that local company McKenzie

Electronics is being

bought out by a Japanese

components company.

"Edinburgh entrepreneur and millionaire

Mike McKenzie was upbeat."

"Opportunities like this don't

come along very often.

It seemed like the right time

to sell up and move on."

Listen, Margot,

you know how things are around here.

There's just not gonna be

those kind of bonuses.

The school fees are killing me

as it is!

I've gotta go. I'll call you back.

Yeah, I promise.

Allan Cruickshank? That's right.

They... We would like to see you

upstairs in human resources.

Right. OK.

Er, just check the old diary.

Erm, you've been scheduled

for 2:
15 tomorrow.


You must run a very tight

ship up in human resources.

Yes, we're very busy with

all the staff reviews.



Good morning, Martin.

Morning, professor.

There's somebody waiting for you,

by the way.

I sent him down to the vault.

He's from the bank. Brand new

Mercedes. Top of the range.



(HUMS) Hello, darlings.

I'm very sorry, I don't think

I've had the pleasure.

Professor Gissing, I presume. Yes.

Bruce Cameron

from Cameron Fine Arts.

I've actually left you

several messages.

Yes, well, I don't deal directly

with galleries.

Ah, well, you see, we're not

a gallery, we're consultants,

as I think you know. How thrilling.

Yes. Well, erm...

Well, I must say,

this is a splendid collection.

How long have you been helping

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James Mavor

James Mavor (December 8, 1854–October 31, 1925) was a Scottish-Canadian economist. He served as a Professor of Political Economy of the University of Toronto from 1892 to 1923. His influence upon Canadian economic thought is traced to as late as the 1970s. He played a key role in resettling Doukhobor religious dissidents from the Russian Empire to Canada. He was also a noted arts promoter. more…

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