The Challenge Accepted (1918)

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This topical drama stars Charles Eldridge as a hillbilly youth who is drafted when American enters World War 1. While in boot camp, Eldridge is mercilessly taunted by bullies. He deserts and heads back home, only to be returned to camp by his All-American girlfriend Zena Keefe. Finally learning to fend for himself, Eldridge makes up for past misdeeds by rounding up a surly gang of draft dodgers. Challenge Accepted was immediately rendered obsolete on November 11, 1918.

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army, boy, bully, camp, capture, demands, desert, friendship, girl, home, man, military, milquetoast, mountains, reprimand, responsibility, return, victim