|Jules Dassin||Homer Thrace|
|Mitsos Ligizos||The Captain|
|Dimitris Papamichael||A Sailor|
Free spirit and prostitute Ilya lives in a Greek port city. Open and amiable, she makes friends often and easily. She encounters Homer Thrace, a vacationing American who is obsessed with ancient Greek culture. Homer feels that modern Greece is a shadow of its former self, and he believes that Ilya is a prime example of contemporary decadence. He makes it his goal to amend Ilya's easygoing ways, but she has stronger principles than Homer expected.