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

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