Sam leaps into the body of a Texas veterinarian, Dr. Daniel Young who carries a torch for a local ranch owner's daughter, Tess McGill. She has a stubborn streak and refuses to marry any man who is unable to out-ranch her. She makes a bet with her Dad that she will give Young one week to prove he can be a better rancher than she is and if he does, she will marry him. Young's helper at the veterinary practice, Buddy, proves to be a bit of a surprise. Written by
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When Sam arrives home at the beginning, and the director's credit appears, a chicken is seen standing straight on the front steps' banister post. In the next shot, however, the chicken is suddenly nestling down comfortably, its feathers covering the railing. See more
[Speaking to her father
And I'll tell you what. If there's a man on this ranch who can keep up with me for one week, then I'll marry him. But if he can't, then we forget about this marriage business once and for all.
Written by Buddy Holly
, Norman Petty
, and Jerry Allison
Performed by Scott Fults See more