A Double Life (Cukor 1947) stars Ronald Coleman as Anthony John, a stage actor consumed by the role of Othello who slips into madness. Shelley Winters plays Pat Kroll, a slatternly waitress he comes to believe is Desdemona. This is a great story about doubling and division, a kind of Shakespearean noir.
This looks great:
Before I can start on you,
you have to be shaved clean and close. I perfected my own special technique before I was kicked out of the Medical Association. My method is based partly on calling a spade a spade. I don't monkey around. -Have you got the money? -Yeah, you want it now? Sam said you could afford $200. Put it on the table there. Ever see any botched plastic jobs? If a man like me didn't like a fellow... he could surely fix him up for life. Make him look like a bulldog or a monkey. I'll make you look older, but good. -I'll make you look as if you've lived. -I have, Doc. I hope I'm not a coward when you start in. We're all cowards.
All of these clips are from the 2018 Film Noir festival.