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

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