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.
Did You Know?
Sam's first encounter with someone who is soon to be actually famous. See more
The calender in Doc's office displays the wrong month. August 1956 began on a Wednesday, not a Saturday as seen. As Doc would need to keep a close eye on the date to keep appointments it is very unlikely he would forget to change it. December was the only 31 day month to begin on Saturday in 1956. (September began on Saturday but only has 30 days. The calendar clearly shows a month with 31 days.) 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.
References How the West Was Won
Written by Buddy Holly
, Norman Petty
, and Jerry Allison
Performed by Scott Fults See more