A Tribute to Jeffrey Hunter

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Jeffrey Hunter portrayed Christ in this classic film
Jeffrey Hunter co-starred with John Wayne in this popular John Ford film
Jeffrey Hunter portrayed Captain Christopher Pike in the early days of Star Trek

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).


(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.

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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.
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