This is a thing that exists:
That’s right: a 1955 film featuring Billy Graham–yes, that Billy Graham–about an electronics engineer named Jim Vaus. Jim masters the tools of the eavesdropping trade and gets rich by tapping phones for the mob. But then he decides to give it all up. Why? He wants to save his soul.
The film was based on Why I Quit Syndicated Crime: The Wiretapper’s Own Story (1951), the confessions of a real-life wiretapper and born-again Christian named Jim Vaus, who worked for the notorious L.A. crime boss Mickey Cohen. More on this soon. . . .