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

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