hit it and quit it: one-time directors

one-hit wonders and blunders

• entries are determined by either a singular feature length (<45) or short (>45) credit 

• if a director has one short and one feature, credit is given to the feature 

one-time co-directing credits also included

  • Remodeling Her Husband
  • Ballet Mécanique
  • Diagonal Symphony
  • Lullaby
  • Yes, Yes, Nanette
  • Ten Nights in a Barroom
  • Prostitute
  • Eleven P.M.
  • The Scar of Shame
  • Drifters
  • Borderline
  • Hellbound Train
  • Menschen im Busch
  • Pour un soir..!
  • Into the Blue
  • Limite
  • Remember Their Faces
  • The Blue Light
  • Sing, Sinner, Sing
  • L'Atalante
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze
  • BBC: The Voice of Britain
  • Hearts in Bondage
  • Mr. Fantômas
  • Days of Hope
  • Fantasia
  • Careful, Soft Shoulders
  • Native Land
  • On Approval
  • Deadline at Dawn
  • The Senator Was Indiscreet
  • The Lost Moment
  • House of Cards
  • Living in Shadows
  • Song of Love
  • High Lonesome
  • The Forbidden Christ
  • Venom and Eternity
  • The Lost One
  • Royal Journey
  • Wherever She Goes
  • Trance and Dance in Bali
  • Home at Seven
  • The Gypsy Girl
  • Les dents longues
  • Death Goes to School
  • Another Sky
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Widow
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Dementia
  • Hanka
  • The Beast with a Million Eyes
  • Running Target
  • Bold Adventure
  • Gorilla
  • Lucy's Really Lost Moments
  • Time Limit
  • Short Cut to Hell
  • The James Dean Story
  • My Gun Is Quick
  • The Severed Heads
  • The Spaniard's Curse
  • The Buccaneer
  • The Boy and the Bridge
  • Gangster Story
  • Araya
  • Jazz on a Summer's Day
  • The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery
  • The Beatniks
  • Navel and A-Bomb
  • The Meek One
  • Croesus
  • One-Eyed Jacks
  • The Rejected
  • Adventures on the New Frontier
  • West Side Story
  • Mr. Topaze
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Stark Fear
  • The World's Greatest Sinner
  • Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam
  • Love at Twenty
  • The Great Chase
  • The Victors
  • The Slime People
  • Tomb of Torture
  • Sparrows Can't Sing
  • The Flesh Eaters
  • The Creeping Terror
  • Christmas on Earth
  • None But the Brave
  • Film
  • Tell Me In The Sunlight
  • Sky West and Crooked
  • Fun in Balloon Land
  • The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds
  • The Murder Clinic
  • Patriotism
  • Who's Crazy?