TRIVIA CORNER The Christmas Kid, which was filmed in Spain, was directed by Sidney Pink, who also directed another
of Jeff's films: A Witch Without a Broom (1967).
THE CHRISTMAS KID .... 1967
Joe Navidad) (Joe Novak) Jeff plays a young man born on
Christmas Day who becomes a hired gunman for a gambler (Louis Hayward). Jeff's
character Joe Novak later faces the gambler in a shoot-out to clean up the town
that the gambler has taken over. Joe Novak's life contains many allegorical
references to Christ's life, besides his
birthday, including: Novak is born in a makeshift shelter and visited there by three men from a neighboring
town who are following a light emanating from his birthplace;
he is tested by the promise of riches from the Satan-ish character of the gambler; and there is at least the
prospect of his possible execution--via hanging instead of crucifixion. Also starring Gustavo Rojo and Perla Cristal.
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Two of Jeff's co-stars in The Christmas Kid, which was filmed
in Spain, also starred with him in A Witch Without a Broom in the same
year: Gustavo Rojo and Perla Cristal.