The television show Code 3 (Syndicated 1956-1957) was a 1950s Mystery/Detective/ Crime drama series on the exploits of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. Actor Richard Travis hosted the Show.
Thirty-nine 30-minute black-and-white film episodes were produced; Stories were based on genuine crime files of Los Angeles County Assistant Sheriff Barrett. On one of the episodes, there was a guest appearance by the actual Los Angeles County Sheriff at the time -- Eugene (Gene) W. Biscailuz.
Executive Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Paul Landres
Writer: Lawrence ["Larry"] Menkin (true name: Abraham Menkin)
RICHARD TRAVIS as Assistant Sheriff Barrett
FRED WYNN as Lt. Bill Hollis
DENVER PYLE as Sgt. Murchison
TV Theme Music: "Code Three (Main & End Title)"
Composers: Paul Sawtell (ASCAP), and Bert Shefter (ASCAP)
Richard Travis (true name: William ["Bill"] Justice / DOB: April 17, 1913 DOD: July 11, 1989)
The all but forgotten American actor Richard Travis had the good luck to star in the heady company of Bette Davis, Anne Sheridan, Monty Woolley and Jimmy Durante in his first major film, Warner Bros.' The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941). But luck is a relative thing, and Travis' luck began running out when it was clear he didn't have the star charisma to sustain his brief early fame. By 1944 Warners was starring Travis in the B-minus second feature Busses Roar; with in two years he was in such poverty row quickies as Alaska Patrol. Like many would-be luminaries of the'40s, Travis was consigned to low-grade horror films of the '50s like Mesa of Lost Women (1953) and Missile to the Moon (1955). Richard Travis enjoyed one burst of national celebrity in 1955 as the star of the "Highway Patrol" look-alike TV series called "Code 3".
Show's TV Director: PAUL LANDRES -- Died December 26, 2001 of complications from cancer, age 89 Former early sound movie editor (and later B-picture director) who directed countless episodes from many of the biggest hits on television during the 1950's through the 1970's, most of them westerns.