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?
A poker hand of three aces and two eights is called a 'dead man's hand'. Legend has it that when Wild Bill Hickock was murdered during a poker game he was holding two pair, aces and eights, all black cards - the fifth card not specified. See more
When Sam looks in the mirror, the person he leaped into is wearing glasses while Sam isn't. See more
Dr. Sam Beckett
[Declining Tess' hand in marriage, after successfully riding Widowmaker and thus winning the bet
Thanks, but no thanks. I just, uh... I wanted to see if I could ride him, not her.
References How the West Was Won
Written by Buddy Holly
, Norman Petty
, and Jerry Allison
Performed by Scott Fults See more