It was featured in the 1937 Warner Brothers film Ready, Willing and Able, as well as a production number in a musical revue on Broadway. It then became the love theme in the 1947 film noir Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves, first in a version sung by Jo Stafford, then just instrumental as the love that finally reunites Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart is Too Marvelous for Words indeed.
I search for phrases, To sing your praises, But there aren't any magic adjectives To tell you all you are.
You're just too marvelous Too marvelous for words Like glorious, glamorous And that old standby amorous
It's all too wonderful I'll never find the words That say enough, tell enough I mean they just aren't swell enough
You're much too much, and just too very very To ever be, in Webster's dictionary
And so, I'm borrowing a love song from the birds To tell you that you're marvelous Too marvelous for words
You're much - you're too much - and just too "very, very" To ever be, to ever be in Webster's Dictionary.
And so I'm borrowing a love song from the birds To tell you that you're marvelous; Tell you that you're marvelous; Tell you that you're marvelous -too marvelous for words