They have now posted the result of the ID search on the website:http://www.affcnc.net/internet_cnc/inte ... re_23.html
You need to scroll down a bit.
It is in French, but I used google translate:
"Film being identified .
Fired Again Photo provided by our correspondent © Library of Congress
There are more than two years, in the letter of 13 January 2010, we offered the expertise of our readers a film from 1918, according to the study of film.
If the protagonist had been identified in the person of Al St John, it was not true for the actress. Some thought recognize Mabel Normand, other conjured Josephine Stevens, or Alice Lake ...
At the beginning of July, the same day, in quick succession, two messages are coming identifying, with certainty, as the actress Betty Brown, and the film dating from 1920.
A title, finally landed on the frames proposed. Or, more accurately, two titles ... Indeed, the first message we propose SHIP AHOY and the second recognizes the film under the title FIRED AGAIN, providing supporting photo copies of operating where the actors and their costumes are in every respect those of photograms extracts the copy kept in the collections of the French Film Archives.
Subsequently, we specified that our interlocutor the original title was well SHIP AHOY then the Warner Brothers film came out with a new title: FIRED AGAIN.
It was a common practice of the production company as well, provided the public the illusion of discovering "new" movies cheaply."