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

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