|Michel Simon||Le père Jules|
|Louis Lefebvre||Le gosse|
|Gilles Margaritis||Le camelot|
|Raphaël Diligent||Raspoutine, le batelier|
Capricious small-town girl Juliette and barge captain Jean marry after a whirlwind courtship, and she comes to live aboard his boat, L'Atalante. As they make their way down the Seine, Jean grows weary of Juliette's flirtations with his all-male crew, and Juliette longs to escape the monotony of the boat and experience the excitement of a big city. When she steals away to Paris by herself, her husband begins to think their marriage was a mistake.