In "A Case of Nerves," Edward G. Robinson stars as man who creates an elaborate plan to kill his sick wife.
As the episode opens, James Wentworth arrives in Toledo, Ohio, and rents a room for the evening. Suddenly, he complains of terrible pain, and the landlady calls for the local doctor, Dr. Martin. Mr. Wentworth is prescribed morphine, but after receiving the prescription from the drug store, Mr. Wentworth leaves town!
Mr. Wentworth, whose real name is Mr. Albert Baker, then goes back to his home in Cleveland with the morphine tablets. He intends to use them to kill his invalid wife by putting them in the warm milk he brings her every night.
His simple plan seems perfect, but he soon finds his situation becoming more and more complicated...
Suspense presented this story a second time on April 24, 1956 with Parley Baer in the lead role, but no recording of that broadcast is known to exist at this time.