It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Movie poster and book cover compared.

It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra, 1946

VS3

It's a Wonderful Life
M.C. Bolin, 1996

NOVELIZATION

It’s a Wonderful Life is a movie novelization written by M.C. Bolin in 1996 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Frank Capra in 1946. The movie features James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The Movie is based on

Book cover
The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale (1943)
Book by Philip Van Doren Stern

Watch & Read

Get movie and book on Amazon

RATING

8.6

/ 10

Movie Poster: It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)

8.6

/ 10

Book Cover: It's a Wonderful Life (M.C. Bolin, 1996)

*Note: As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Storyline

On Christmas Eve 1945, in Bedford Falls, New York, 38-year-old George Bailey contemplates suicide. An angel is sent from Heaven to help George by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Movie vs Book

Poster of It's a Wonderful Life, the 1946 movie by Frank Capra

Year

1946

Minutes

130

Movie Rate

8.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

It's a Wonderful Life

Country: USA

Year: 1946

Length: 2h10m

*Provided by Amazon

Cover of It's a Wonderful Life, the 1996 book by M.C. Bolin

Year

1996

Pages

152

Book Rate

8.64

S: Goodreads

Book

It's a Wonderful Life

Country: USA

First published in: 1996

Length: 152 pages

Genre: Fiction

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of It's a Wonderful Life, the 1946 movie by Frank Capra

Movie

0

%

19 VOTES

*You can vote only
once in this poll.

Cover of It's a Wonderful Life, the 1996 book by M.C. Bolin

Book

0

%

5 VOTES

*You can vote only
once in this poll.

movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of It's a Wonderful Life, the 1946 movie by Frank Capra

WATCH

Yes

0

%

14% No

18 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of It's a Wonderful Life, the 1996 book by M.C. Bolin

READ

Yes

0

%

30% No

7 votes

3 votes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LISTS AND GROUPS

Related Lists

Book GenreNovelizations

Novelizations aren’t just a transcription of the film story. They also add details and backstory to the plot in a literary way.