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

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