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

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