I have been looking for titles of films I saw when I was young. This one particular film, from what I can remember had astronauts on a planet doing some exploring and came across what looked like a circular tower that had holes on the sides of it with a ramp spiraling upwards. As they made their way up,what I think was black slime or oil came out of the holes and hampered their progress up. Any ideas?

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    when were you young? 1950 or 1999? What language was the film? Black and white or color? Country of origin / viewing?
    – NKCampbell
    May 31, 2018 at 20:53

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Maybe a bit of a long shot, since I don't know if you would have watched German movies, but this might be "Der schweigende Stern" (English "First Spaceship on Venus"), a 1960 coproduction between GDR and Poland after Stanislav Lem's "The Astronauts".

This Youtube trailer has the spiralling towers with holes at about 2:25, and astronauts wading through oily stuff.

  • That's it! Thanks so much Eike!!
    – Tommy F.
    Jun 2, 2018 at 0:45

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