Expert-Level Director Debuts

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Can you name the notable directors from their debut full-length theatrical features?

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Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
Wat Zien Ik (Diary of a Hooker)1971
The Deadly Companions1961
Danny Boy (Angel)1982
Look Back in Anger1958
Le Fantome du Moulin-Rouge1925
Noz w Wodzie (Knife in the Water)1962
Blood Simple1984
Blind Husbands1919
The Seventh Victim1943
Badlands1973
Rose Scarlatte (Red Roses)1940
Der Knabe in Blau (The Blue Boy/Emerald of Death)1919
The Cohens and the Kellys in Trouble1933
Oh! What a Lovely War1969
Mademoiselle Fifi1944
The Duellists1977
A Bout de Souffle (Breathless)1960
The Householder (Gharbar)1963
The Hunger1983
Head1968
Ossessione1943
I Basilischi (The Lizards)1963
The Sterile Cuckoo1969
Play Misty for Me1971
Paris Nous Apppartient (Paris Belongs To Us)1960
9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat1976
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle)1983
Praesidenten (The President)1919
Mondo Trasho1969
Cronace di un Amore (Story of a Love Affair)1950
The Evil Dead1981
The Strong Man1926
Jour de Fete (Holiday)1949
Murder a la Mod1968
This is Spinal Tap1984
Goldstein1965
Caged Heat1974
Sweet Kill (The Arousers)1973
Der Junge Torless (Young Torless)1966
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie1972
Et Dieu . . . Crea la Femme (And God Created Woman)1956
My Left Foot1989
Seizure1974
Dark Star1974
Fear and Desire1953
The Great McGinty1940
Le Monde du Silence (The Silent World)1956
L'Assassin Habite . . . au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 21)1942
Les Anges du Peche (Angels of the Streets)1943
The Idolmaker1980
Grumpy1930
Sixteen Candles1984
I Pugni in Tasca (Fist in His Pocket)1965
Butterfly Kiss (Killer On the Road)1995
Shivers (They Came From Within)1975
Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch)2000
She's Gotta Have It1986
The Young Stranger1957
Heaven Can Wait1978
The Triple Echo1972
Le Signe du Lion (The Sign of Leo)1959
En Kille Och en Tiej (A Guy and a Gal)1975
Return of the Secaucus Seven1980
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1966
The Slender Thread1965
Thief1981
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1945
Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
A Kind of Loving1962
The Verdict1946
Shadows1959
Journey's End1930
40 Pounds of Trouble1962
Drive, He Said1971
I Shot Jesse James1949
Kris (Crisis)1946
Catch Us If You Can (Having a Wild Weekend)1965
Summer in the City1970
Sweetie1989
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975
Lebenszeichen (Signs of Life)1968
Hester Street1975
Bad Taste1987
Stormy Monday1988
Zange no Yaiba (Sword of Penitence)1927
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985
Poor Cow1967
Lazy Lightning1926
Stachka (Strike)1925
Diner1982
The Careless Years1957
Following1998
What's Up, Tiger Lily?1966
12 Angry Men1957
The Fox1967
Seven Sinners1925
On the Town1949
The Turn in the Road1919
Kyriakatiko Xypnima (Windfall in Athens)1954
Redes (The Wave)1935
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow By Reading Books1988
The Left Handed Gun1958
French Dressing1964
Luci del Varieta (Variety Lights)1950
Le Beau Serge (Bitter Reunion)1958
Accatone!1961
Sex, Lies and Videotape1989
The Last House On the Left1972
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot1974
Clerks1994
Who's That Knocking at My Door (J.R./I Call First)1967
Applause1929
Night of the Living Dead1968
Die Grobe Liebe (The Great Love)1931
Come Back, Little Sheba1952
Pi1998
L'Age d'Or (The Golden Age)1930
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)1955
The Cars That Ate Paris1974
Das Blaue Licht (The Blue Light)1932
The Pleasure Garden1925
Le Sang d'un Poete (Blood of a Poet)1930
Not as a Stranger1955
Targets1968
Un Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl)1976
Mauvaise Graine (Bad Blood/Bad Seed)1934
Edge of the City1957
Two Crowded Hours1931
Compartiment Tueurs (The Sleeping Car Murders)1965
Sweet Charity1969
Dr. Broadway1942
Eggshells1969
Konkurs (Audition/Talent Competition)1963
Performance1970
Sleeping Dogs1977
Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
Backroads1977
The Bellboy and the Playgirls1962
Swamp Women (Cruel Swamp)1955
Il Colosso di Rodi (The Colossus of Rhodes)1961
The Sugarland Express1974
In the Company of Men1997
Cabin in the Sky1943
Une Vie Sans Joie (Backbiters)1924
Black Sunday1960
Forbrydelsens Element (The Element of Crime)1984
Liebe ist Kalter als der Tod (Love is Colder Than Death)1969
The Landlord1970
Das Madchen vom Moorhof (The Girl From the March Croft)1935
The Loveless1982
Bleak Moments1971
Schlock1973
The Falls1980
Summer Holiday1963
Halbblut (The Half-Caste)1919
Pokolenie (A Generation)1955
Bottle Rocket1996
The Stripper1963
Un Pilota Retorna (A Pilot Returns)1942
Ivanovo Detstvo (My Name is Ivan/The Youngest Spy)1962
The Maltese Falcon1941
This Sporting Life1963
Die Verliebte Firma (The Company's in Love)1932
Room at the Top1959
Sanshiro Sugata (Judo Story)1943
Bugsy Malone1976
Turn On to Love1969
Truly Madly Deeply1990
The Kid1921
The Bellboy1960
I Wanna Hold Your Hand1978
Bad Company1972
In Which We Serve1942
Si J'etais un Espion (If I Were a Spy)1967
Tui Shou (Pushing Hands)1992
Hard Eight1996
The Road to Glory1926
Kill Me Again1989
Good Times1967
THX 11381971
Fear Strikes Out1957
Gumshoe1971
The Delinquents1957
They Live By Night1948
Jenny1936
Der Schatz (The Treasure)1923
Hiroshima Mon Amour1959
Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)1959
Period of Adjustment1962
Mala Noche (Bad Night)1985
When the Clouds Roll By1919
Bring Your Smile Along1955
Grand Theft Auto1977
The Three Ages1923
Hard Times1975
L'Horloger de Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker)1974
Dragonwyck1946
Body Heat1981
Straight Shooting1917
La Commare Secca (The Grim Reaper)1962
Intent to Kill1958
Lola1961

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