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

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