THE CHRISTMAS KID …. 1967
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(a.k.a. 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.