Ramsay Joynt

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Ramsay Joynt (b. Calitzdorp, 11/02/1924 – d. Witbank, 09/07/2004) was a film producer.


Ramsay Macdonald Joynt was the youngest of nine children of Hermanus Joynt and his wife Susara Meiring, who farmed at Warmwater in the Calitzdorp district. His father, H.P. Joynt, was an active member of the C.J.V. Warmwater. After serving as an officer in the South African Air Force, Major Ramsay Joynt launched a short-lived production company called Icarus Films. His first film was Scotty Smith (1969), directed by Peter Henkel and starring Joe Stewardson. This was followed by Three Bullets… for a Long Gun (1970), with Beau Brummell, Keith G. van der Wat and Patrick Mynhardt. The latter film ran into trouble with the Publications Control Board and had a delayed release in South Africa. A projected The Great, the Magnificent and the Mighty, scripted by Beau Brummell, starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone never materialized. Afterwards Joynt became an artist, illustrator and interior decorator. In 1945 he had married Miriam Vorster who, as Miriam Joynt, was the production accountant on Scotty Smith. (FO)


Rand Daily Mail (various issues)

Le Roux, André I. & Fourie, Lilla – Filmverlede: geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse speelfilm (1982)

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