TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-18-16

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The week starts with a visit to the studio by guest programmer Lou Gossett Jr.  Then it's another two-night stint of westerns followed by a time jump to "America in the [19]70s" and other classic titles.

Lou Gossett Jr.

TCM Guest Programmer: Lou Gossett Jr. - Blackboard Jungle (1955) Monday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
A Fistful of Dollars
TCM Presents: Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns: A Fistful of Dollars (1967) Tuesday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
A mysterious stranger plays dueling families against each other in a Mexican border town.
Rio Bravo

TCM Presents: Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns: Rio Bravo (1959) Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 p.m. (ET) 
A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.

Saturday Night Fever

TCM special theme: America in the '70's - Saturday Night Fever (1977) Thursday, July 21 at 12:15 a.m. (ET) 
A Brooklyn roughneck's love for disco dancing makes him realize that he wants more out of life.

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel (1953) Friday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) 
A young man suspects his cousin's wife of murder.

The Entertainer

The Entertainer (1960) Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) 
A third-rate vaudevillian uses liquor and young women to escape the pressures of changing times.

Within Our Gates

Within Our Gates (1920) Sunday, July 24 at 12:30 a.m. (ET) 
In this silent film, a black schoolteacher finds the battle against racism is everywhere when she goes North to raise money for better schools.

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