List of directorial debuts

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This is a list of film directorial debuts in chronological order.wikipedia
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Citizen Kane

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The picture was Welles's first feature film.

Ray Taylor (director)

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His debut was the 1926 film serial Fighting with Buffalo Bill.

The Boy in Blue (1919 film)

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It was Murnau's directorial debut.

Night in the City

Night in the City was the directorial debut of Fei Mu (who would later go on to achieve lasting fame throughout the 1930s and 1940s) and starred actress Ruan Lingyu and actor Jin Yan.

The Tornado

It was Ford's debut film as a director, (previously he directed films with his brother Francis Ford) he was only 22 years old, but sometimes The Trail of Hate (1917) is considered the first.

The Hawk (1935 film)

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It was Dmytryk's debut film as a director.

Father Vojtech (1929 film)

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It was Frič's debut film as a director.

Crisis (1946 film)

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The film was Bergman's first feature as director and he also wrote the screenplay, based on the Danish radio play Moderhjertet (translated as The Mother Animal, A Mother's Heart, The Mother Creature, and The Maternal Instinct) by Leck Fischer.

Fear and Desire

With a production team of only fifteen people, the film was Kubrick's feature directorial debut.

The Left Handed Gun

The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett.

The Secret Place (film)

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The Secret Place is a 1957 British crime film, and the directorial debut of Clive Donner.

One-Eyed Jacks

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One-Eyed Jacks is a 1961 Western film starring and directed by Marlon Brando; it was the only film he directed.

The Stool Pigeon (1915 film)

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The picture was Chaney's debut film as a director.

The Tell-Tale Heart (1941 film)

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The film marked Dassin's directorial debut after working as an assistant to Alfred Hitchcock and Garson Kanin.

Black Sunday (1960 film)

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It was Bava's official directorial debut, although he had completed several previous feature films without receiving an onscreen credit.

Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1916 film)

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It was Niblo's debut film as a director and is considered a lost film.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (film)

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 American black comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols in his directorial debut.

Red Roses (film)

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It was De Sica's first film as a director.

Stanley Donen

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Let's Scare Jessica to Death is a 1971 American horror film co-written and directed by John Hancock in his directorial debut, and starring Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Gretchen Corbett, and Mariclare Costello.