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Robinson must not die

 
Title: Robinson must not die
Format: two hours
Starring: Romy Schneider
Horst Buchholz
Erich Ponto
Mathias Wieman
Magda Schneider
Gustav Knuth
Rudolf Vogel
Directed by: Josef von Baky
Produced by: Producer Georg Richter
Produced by Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft, UFA

Robinson must not die

London, 1730. Daniel Defoe, the author of "Robinson Crusoe,"  lives in poverty because his revolutionary and socially critically views have made him unpopular at court. His son Tom's extravagances have increased Defoe's material and spiritual woes.
 
Defoe's troubles comes to a head when Tom steals the last thing his father owns, the original manuscript of the prohibited "Robinson." Concerned about the fate of their favorite book and its author, London's children stage a revolt. Under the leadership of little Maud, they make their way to the king.
 
The monarch reconciles himself with the dying Defoe and promises to alleviate the miserable living conditions of London's youth.