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

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