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Does anyone remember a movie circa 1961 where a team from earth/USA lands on a planet and the team members are killed one by one by some mysterious disease or fungal attack? I'm fairly sure the planet was either Venus, Jupiter or Mars.

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Mutiny in Outer Space could be it, but it take place on the moon. The date is 1965.

Though rated only 5.1 on IMDB, it is rather well received.

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Like babou said, Mutiny in Outer Space is most likely culprit. It's a black & white movie from 1965 but has more of a 50s feel for it.

From what I remember, a rocket takes off from the moon with collected ice samples and they stop at a space station where the rest of the movie takes place. One of the crewman ends up with this rapidly growing fungus on one of his limbs, leg or arm I think, and he's the first casualty. At some other point something hits the station which breaks the ice crystals open and the fungus grows into long tentacles.

Ring any bells?

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