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

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