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

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