With Michael Pate, Ken Wayne, Tommy Burns, John Unicomb, John Ewart, Wendy Gibb, John O'Malley, Thelma Scott, Dorothy Alison, Diane Proctor, Tom Collins, Max Lemon, Rodney Fielder, Doug Smith, Jimmy White
Sons of Matthew is a 1949 Australian film directed by Charles Chauvel. The film was shot in 1947 on location in Queensland, Australia and the studio sequences in Sydney. Sons of Matthew took 18 months to complete, but it was a great success with Australian audiences when it finally opened in December 1949.
Sons of Matthew is a legendary film in the history of Australian cinema, partly because of the adverse conditions in which it was made. Maxwell Dunn wrote later in his book How they Made Sons of Matthew that, during filming, it was the wettest season in 80 years in Queensland. For UK and US release Universal cut the film by 30 minutes, added some American narration and renamed it The Rugged O'Riordans.