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

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