The 1927 films Yajikita Sonno no Maki (Yaji and Kita: Yasuda's Rescue) and Yajikita Toba Fushimi no Maki (The Battle of Toba Fushimi) are good examples of Denjiro Okochi's comedic abilities. The director, Tomiyasu Iked...展开a was a major figure in the orthodox school of jidaigeki (period drama). In the opposing role to Okochi was Goro Kawabe, a popular action star. The cheerful sides of the two actors are shown in this light-hearted comedy.
Yaji and Kita: Yasuda's Rescue (弥次喜多 尊王の巻) is a 1927 black and white Japanese short length silent film with benshi accompaniment directed by Tomiyasu Ikeda. This comedy film showcases the acting talent of Denjiro Okochi and shows a stark departure from his heroic performance in Oatsurae Jirokichi Koshi. The humorous exchanges with his senior at Nikkatsu provide priceless visuals with their expressions and movements of the two goofy characters making for pure, hilarious slapstick comedy.