In Suspense's "'Till Death Do Us Part," Peter Lorre stars as a husband who does not react well to what he perceives as his wife's betrayal.
As the episode opens, neighbors are talking about the middle-aged mathematics professor, Irwin Craft, and his young wife, Cynthia. Although a foreigner, he is well thought of...but it is obvious that his lovely wife is interested in a young American doctor. In this remote part of England, those kinds of things do not go unnoticed.
The professor, too, has noticed that his wife is attracted to the young American. But, what he doesn't know is that Cynthia is faithful to him and that the doctor is leaving to join the war effort.
The professor is determined to exact his revenge on both of them. If he can't have her--no one can! However, things don't work out quite the way Irwin planned.
Perhaps, he was a little too obvious about trying to cure Cynthia's cough with a hot rum toddy...
"Till Death Do Us Part" was written by John Dickson Carr, directed by John Dietz, and produced by William Spier. Peter Lorre starred. Also appearing were Alice Frost, David Gothard, and Mercedes McCambridge. Bernard Herrmann was the composer. This episode aired on December 15, 1942.
"'Till Death Do Us Part" was also the title of an entirely different episode of Suspense that aired on November 5, 1961. That episode was posted on this site back in September of 2008, and you can find it here.
(Image of Peter Lorre from Wikimedia)